New Calls Open Through European Commission’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund

The aim of the European Commission’s Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) is to contribute to an effective management of migration flows in the EU as part of the area of freedom, security and justice, in accordance with the common policy on asylum, subsidiary protection and temporary protection and the common immigration policy.

AMIF has published seven Call Topics as part of its 2019 Work Programme. The Topics are primarily focused on actions to reduce the incentives for irregular migration, and the integration of third-country nationals into Member States’ societies.

The seven Call Topics have a combined total budget of €21.5 million, which is divided amongst the following Topics as follows:

AMIF-2019-AG-CALL-01 – Fostering the Integration of Persons in Need of Protection Through Private Sponsorship Schemes – Estimated Budget: €4 million.

AMIF-2019-AG-CALL-02 – Social Orientation of Newly Arrived Third-Country Nationals Through Involvement of Local Communities, Including Mentoring And Volunteering Activities – Estimated Budget: €4 million.

AMIF-2019-AG-CALL-03 – Social and Economic Integration of Migrant Women – Estimated Budget: €4 million.

AMIF-2019-AG-CALL-04 – Awareness Raising and Information Campaigns on the Risks of Irregular Migration in Selected Third Countries and Within Europe – Estimated Budget: €4.85 million.

AMIF-2019-AG-CALL-05 – Support to Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings – Estimated Budget: €2.55 million.

AMIF-2019-AG-CALL-06 – Protection of Children in Migration – Estimated Budget: €1.7 million.

AMIF-2019-AG-CALL-07 – Transnational Projects by Member States for Training of Experts in the Area of Asylum and Immigration – Estimated Budget: €400,000.

The maximum rate of co-financing of eligible costs is 90%.

All EU Member States with the exception of Denmark are involved in these Call Topics. Public authorities, non-governmental organisations, humanitarian organisations, private and public law companies and education and research organisations are eligible to apply.

Applications can be submitted via each of the relevant Call Topic’s webpage on the Funding and Tenders Portal website by the 30 January 2020 deadline.

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