The European Commission’s DG Home Affairs launched a Call for Proposals on the Actions in the area of Integration within the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (2014-2020). The Fund aims at supporting actions to contribute to the efficient management of migration flows and the implementation, strengthening and development of a common union approach to asylum and immigration.
Recently, the EU has witnessed a dramatic increase of migratory flows through its borders. This unprecedented influx, largely composed by people seeking international protection, constitutes a challenge for the European Union and its Member States both in terms of reception and integration in the host society. This important issue is reflected also in regional territories and AER is following the thematic of migration within its Bureau.
This Call for Proposal, that was also mentioned to AER Secretary General Mathieu Mori on the occasion of a meeting with the DG Home Affairs, aims at funding transnational projects to foster integration of third country nationals in the Member States of the European Union. Project applications must address either priority 1) Foster integration of migrant women or priority 2) Facilitate the access to work and foster integration in the work place.
The total budget available for the co-financing of projects is estimated at EUR 5 250 000. The EU grant is limited to a maximum co-funding rate of 90% of the total eligible costs of the action. Projects cannot be scheduled to last more than 24 months.
Deadline for submission of applications: 29th February 2016 (12:00 CET).
More information on this Call for Proposals as well as the Application Package are available here.