The Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) provides funding for actions in the field of asylum, legal migration and integration, return and countering irregular migration.
The aim of the call is to contribute to the change of perceptions and behaviour of third country nationals pondering to irregularly migrate to the EU and of key influencers of their decisions.
This call will provide EU support to five and up to 15 projects of information and awareness raising campaigns in the area of migration in third countries of origin and transit along the main migratory routes towards the EU, in particular, the Eastern, Central and Western Mediterranean routes, the Western Balkans route and the Silk route. Third countries of particular interest are Algeria, Bangladesh, Gambia, Iraq, Morocco, Niger, Nigeria, Pakistan, Senegal, Tunisia and Turkey. Regional campaigns targeting more than one third countries along the migratory routes would be welcome. These projects should focus on preventing irregular migration and the risks of migrant smuggling in particular, while the campaigns in third countries may be complemented by components in Europe that focus on engaging the target audiences’ network connections.
Activities to be funded
The projects should lead to the following key deliverables for the corresponding components:
- an inception report, including the results from the targeted preparatory analysis carried out in order to develop the tailored communication strategy;
- a tailored communication strategy document, including definition of the geographical scope (e.g. if target communities established or transiting across several countries), audience segmentation, selection of topics and messages, plan for the use of tailored media, social media and any suitable communication channels, detailed plan for the roll-out of the campaign;
- a monitoring and evaluation methodology document, outlining a theory of change, a results framework and the planned data collection methods;
- the content of the information and awareness raising campaign, including products and services designed, produced and disseminated during the campaign;
- quarterly monitoring reports, including on implementation, contingencies and adjustment measures and progress towards achieving the proposed key performance indicators
- a mid-term progress report using the standard form that will be available on the Participant Portal;
- a final report including the results, as well as the observations from the monitoring and evaluation of the project.
In order to be eligible, the applicants(beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
- be legal entities (public bodies or non-profit-making private entities)
- be established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.: EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs), excluding Denmark) and countries associated to the AMIF or countries which are in ongoing negotiations for an association agreement and where the agreement enters into force before grant signature
Proposals must be submitted by:
- Minimum three applicants from three different participating Member States. Affiliated entities cannot be counted for reaching the minimum number of applicants. Affiliated entities and international organisations cannot be counted for reaching the minimum number of participating Member States.
- The following entities can NOT apply as coordinator: profit making entities
- The following entities can NOT apply as beneficiaries/affiliated entities: profit making entities.
Project budgets (maximum grant amount) must range
- between EUR 500 000 and EUR 1 000 000 per project for projects targeting one third country and
- between EUR 500 000 and EUR 1 500 000 per project for projects targeting several third countries (regional).
Projects must be 24 months (extensions are possible, if duly justified and through an amendment).