The social development bank in Europe

Roma inclusion through bridge financing

  • Approval date

    15 June 2018

  • Borrower

    Roma Education Fund

  • Country

    Romania

  • Loan size

    € 2 000 000

  • Line of action

    Integration of refugees, displaced persons and migrants

  • Status

    In progress

The loan will be used by the REF to bridge finance three European Social Fund (ESF) funded programmes (50% of the CEB loan) and one EEA/Norway Grants programme (50% of the CEB loan). The programme loan will contribute to improved Roma access to quality education, a drop in early school leaving, updated and adapted school teaching methods and awareness rising among pupils’ parents. Final beneficiaries will be early education children, primary and secondary education pupils, parents and teachers.