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.
This call aims to help develop and implement local integration strategies as well as increasing the effectiveness of migrants’ inclusion at regional and local level.
Ensuring effective integration and inclusion of third-country nationals is a necessary social and economic investment in the EU. It makes European societies more cohesive, resilient and prosperous. Integration and inclusion can and should be a win-win process, benefiting the entire society. In the Action plan on integration and inclusion 2021-20273 (the Action plan), the European Commission has set out strategic guidance and more than sixty concrete actions to promote integration and inclusion of third-country nationals and EU citizens with a migrant background. The Action plan covers all the different stages and phases of the integration process: pre-departure measures, reception and early integration, medium- and long-term integration, which, all together, help build inclusive and cohesive societies.
For the purpose of this call for proposals, “migrants” should be understood as third-country nationals, including beneficiaries of international and temporary protection and applicants for international protection.
Read more in the call document.
Integration happens in every village, city and region, where migrants live, work, go to school, and where they are members of clubs and associations. Although integration policies are often decided by the central government, the local level plays a key role. It starts from welcoming and guiding newcomers when they first arrive in their new country and continues in accompanying them through the various stages of integration. Consequently, the role of local and regional authorities in the integration process is crucial, especially those authorities that are in the frontline of hosting and welcoming refugees and displaced persons.
In line with the Action Plan on Integration and Inclusion, the support provided under this priority will include local and migrant communities in the design and implementation of integration policies at the local level, facilitating integration of migrants in host communities thanks to volunteering projects, mentoring and other type pairing system like so called “buddy schemes”.
Read more in the call document, page 12.
The objective of the topic is to help develop and implement local integration strategies as well as increasing the effectiveness of migrants’ inclusion at regional and local level
Proposals that include the design of concrete good practices and their dissemination through transnational cooperation between relevant stakeholders in the development and implementation of local integration strategies will be considered particularly relevant.
Proposals should include one or more of the following activities (non-exhaustive list):
Proposals should focus on contributing to the achievement of one or several of the following outcomes:
Read more in the call document.
In order to be eligible, the applicants (beneficiaries and affiliated entities) must:
Proposals must be submitted by:
Maximum 30 or 36 months.
The available budget for this topic is EUR 8 000 000.