Funding challenges and reaching out to deprived groups

The 5th Network Meeting of the Fund for European Aid to the Most Deprived (FEAD) in Berlin from 6 to 7 April focused on challenges in European funds reaching the most deprived beneficiary groups, such as the homeless, Roma, and EU mobile citizens.

In a plenary session on non-discrimination, the Agency presented Roma findings from its EU Minorities and Discrimination II survey, as well as preliminary reflections on the challenges of EU funds reaching Roma at the local level, based on experiences from its Local Engagement for Roma Inclusion (LERI) research.

The meeting brought together a variety of stakeholder groups, including the European Commission, the European Social Fund, the European Anti-Poverty Network and various other national and municipality representatives and civil society organisations.