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Handling migration: EU funding for building capacities for the integration of migrants

Posted by Claudia Singer, Thursday, 30th August 2018 @ 2:50 pm
Handling migration: EU funding for building capacities for the integration of migrants
Handling migration: EU funding for building capacities for the integration of migrants

The Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) is a financial instrument, which supports national and EU initiatives that promote the efficient management of migration flows and the implementation, strengthening and development of a common Union approach to asylum and immigration. Currently, the AMIF published several calls for proposal to strengthen institutional capacity in the area of migration and integration.

Local and regional networks for integration of third-country nationals (AMIF-2018-AG-INTE-1)

Deadline
31 January 2019

Objectives
In order to promote the exchange of experiences at EU level, the Commission intends to finance transnational projects setting-up network of regions and cities to work together on integration. These projects will allow transfer of knowledge, exchange of practices and experiences at local and regional level across Member States. The networks funded under this call should aim at exchanging and transferring knowledge and best practices in all relevant areas of integration, and in particular:

  • Setting-up of local or regional strategies and policies in the field of integration
  • Setting up of "one-stop-shop" structures for integration or local integration centres
  • Education and training
  • Housing
  • Access to basic services, including health services
  • Integration in the labour market
  • Promoting active participation and social inclusion
  • Favouring exchanges between migrants and the host society as well as raise awareness on the benefits of integration

Max. EC co-funding rate
90%

Contribution per project
Between 1 and 2 million EUR

Eligible Partners

  • legal persons
  • established in Member States of the European Union (all, except  Denmark).
  • public bodies (including local authorities, public employment  services, youth services and education institutions) or entities working on a non-profit basis;
  • international organisations

Legal migration projects with third countries (AMIF-2018-AG-INTE-2)

Deadline
31 January 2019

Objectives
Concretely, the objectives of this priority are:

  • Promotion of specific labour and training-related migration pathways between third countries and EU Member States, involving employers, other economic and social partners and civil society
  • Development of actions to achieve a better match between skills and demands in the EU's labour markets, in close cooperation with all relevant labour market actors, including employers, chambers of commerce and industry, national business
  • organizations, trade unions, education and training institutions, including universities, and networks delivering work-related training, and civil society
  • Knowledge- and experience-sharing on successful actions to promote legal migration to the EU, taking into account the needs of migrants, the host societies as well as countries of origin

Max. EC co-funding rate
90%

Contribution per project
Between 750.000 and 2 million EUR

Eligible Partners

  • legal persons
  • established in Member States of the European Union (all, except Denmark).
  • public bodies (including local authorities, public employment services, youth services and education institutions) or entities working on a non-profit basis;
  • international organisations

Legal migration projects with third countries (AMIF-2018-AG-INTE-3)

Deadline
31 January 2019

Objectives
In order to support the integration of third country nationals who are victims of trafficking in human beings, it is important to strengthen relevant stakeholders in implementing the EU Anti-trafficking Directive. Concretely, the objectives of this priority are to:

  • Improving the integration of third country national victims of trafficking in the host society, taking into account the individual needs of the victims and in view of finding durable solutions and preventing re-trafficking
  • Facilitating the safe and sustainable, voluntary return of third country national victims of trafficking, with a view to finding durable solutions and preventing their re-trafficking
  • Ensure durable solutions for third country national child victims of trafficking and prevent re-trafficking

Max. EC co-funding rate
90%

Contribution per project
between EUR 250.000 and EUR 400.000

Eligible Partners

  • legal persons
  • established in Member States of the European Union (all, except Denmark).
  • public bodies (including local authorities, public employment services, youth services
  • and education institutions) or entities working on a non-profit basis;
  • international organisations

Care for migrant minors, including unaccompanied minors (AMIF-2018-AG-INTE-4)

Deadline
31 January 2019

Objectives
Finance projects focusing on the exchange of good practices and/or provision of the necessary training so as to support the implementation/expansion/improvement of alternative care systems (such as family-based care, or foster care, or supervised independent housing arrangements) or of effective alternatives to detention. (Projects with an exclusively national/regional/local focus should seek AMIF funding via the National Programmes, taking account of projects already co-funded in this area.

Max. EC co-funding rate
90%

Contribution per project
between EUR 250.000 and EUR 600 000

Eligible Partners

  • legal persons
  • established in Member States of the European Union (all, except Denmark).
  • public bodies (including local authorities, public employment services, youth services and education institutions) or entities working on a non-profit basis;
  • international organisations

 

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