AMIF: THE EU FUNDING THAT SUPPORTS THE EFFICIENT MANAGEMENT OF MIGRATION FLOWS

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The Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) is an EU programme designed by European Union to help member states managing migration, by promoting the implementation, strengthening and development of a common Union approach to asylum and immigration, with a total budget of EUR 3.137 billion for the period 2014-2020.

OBJECTIVES OF THE FUND PROJECT

The AMIF Fund sets out four specific objectives:

ELIGIBLE ACTIVITIES FOR FUNDING

The AMIF funding programme finances a wide range of activities, such as:

BENEFICIARIES OF THE AMIF EU FUNDING

All the European countries except for Denmark can participate to the AMIF funding programme. Examples of beneficiaries of the projects implemented under this Fund can be state and federal authorities, local public bodies, non-governmental organisations, humanitarian organisations, private and public law companies, education and research organisations.

OPEN CALLS FOR PROPOSALS

The European Commission launched several open calls for proposals on different topics:

AMIF-2019-AG-CALL-01: Fostering the integration of persons in need of protection through private sponsorship schemes

The objective of topic 1 of this call for proposals is to support transnational projects:

AMIF-2019-AG-CALL-02: Social orientation of newly arrived third-country nationals through involvement of local communities, including mentoring and volunteering activities

The most important objectives of topic 2 are:

AMIF-2019-AG-CALL-03: Social and economic integration of migrant women

Topic 3 aims to:

AMIF-2019-AG-CALL-04: Awareness raising and information campaigns on the risks of irregular migration in selected third countries and within Europe

The general objective of this call for proposals is to contribute to the change of perceptions and behaviour of third country nationals pondering irregularly migrating to the EU and key influencers of their decisions.

AMIF-2019-AG-CALL-05: Support to victims of trafficking in human beings

The main objective of topic 5 is to improve the integration of third country national victims of trafficking in the host society and facilitate the safe and voluntary return of third country national victims of trafficking.

AMIF-2019-AG-CALL-06: Protection of children in migration

Topic 6 funds projects focusing on the exchange of good practices and/or provision of the necessary training across the Member States to support the implementation/expansion/improvement of alternative/non-institutionalised care systems for the migrant children.

AMIF-2019-AG-CALL-07: Transnational projects by Member States for training of experts in the area of asylum and immigration

Topic 7 aims at supporting transnational projects that foster practical cooperation among national authorities responsible for asylum and migration matters from EU Countries, which have similar specific training/learning needs or wish to exchange practices and experiences on training initiatives.

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