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 lead to more effective language learning for migrant children involving local stakeholders, including school, NGOs, local and regional authorities and migrant-led organisations.
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.
Challenges persist in relation to migrants’ education, for example in terms of young people dropping out of school, as underlined in the Action plan on integration and inclusion and in the OECD “Making integration work” volume on young people with migrant parents16. These challenges have an impact on the overall social inclusion and integration into the labour market (as shown by the higher share of young adult migrants being neither in employment nor in education and training).
From early childhood education and care (ECEC) to tertiary and adult education and non-formal education and training, language learning is the foundation for successful participation in society and one of the most powerful tools for building more inclusive societies. Schools have the potential to be real hubs of integration for children and their families. Learning the local language remains one of the key challenges, especially for children in need for international protection and their families. It is also an obstacle, if not addressed properly, that has a long-lasting effect on migrant inclusion, in terms of school success but also of social inclusion, given the difficulties to master the school learning requirements and the difficulties to communicate with the local community. Challenges related to learning the local language were highlighted even further in the context of the high number of displaced children from Ukraine to be included in the local school in a very short period.
Read more in the call document, page 15.
The general objective of the topic is to lead to more effective language learning for migrant children involving local stakeholders, including school, NGOs, local and regional authorities and migrant-led organisations.
This can be achieved through the following specific objectives:
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 6 000 000.