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As part of the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), a new call for transnational actions has been published.
The call for proposals, with an allocation of 40 million euros, intends to support projects related to the following topics:
Topic 1 – Promoting community sponsorship schemes and integration of persons in need of international protection (budget 8M)
The objective is to increase the impact and the sustainability of community sponsorships by supporting actions aiming at mobilising local support and building strong partnerships between key stakeholders pursuing one or more of the following specific objectives:
- developing community sponsorship activities that focus on housing solutions;
- expanding the number of Member States that operate community sponsorship programmes;
- increasing the number, quality and commitment of sponsors, who are at the core of community sponsorship programmes;
- promoting a higher diversity of sponsors, with a particular emphasis on mobilising diaspora communities in the Member States;
Topic 2 – Integration and inclusion at regional and local level (budget 8M)
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 including the design of 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.
Topic 3 – Support to integration in education of migrant children and young adults (budget 6M)
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:
- providing adapted and balanced language reception/introduction classes for both children;
- creating an inclusive school culture and maintaining and building on languages of migrant learners spoken at home;
- developing a favourable environment for migrants’ inclusion in non-formal and informal education.
Topic 4 – Multi-stakeholder initiatives for migrant integration into the labour market (budget 6M)
Proposals should address one or more of the following specific objectives:
- strengthen cooperation between labour market actors and migrants at EU, regional, national and local levels by creating and reinforcing transnational partnerships on labour market inclusion;
- advance effective inclusion of migrants in the labour market both after their arrival in the EU and at a level adequate to their qualifications, including by mobilising all stakeholders who can help and by promoting/ building on the EU tools available;
- contribute to a better matching between skills, competences and qualifications of migrants that are already in the EU, on the one hand, and demand on EU labour markets on the other hand;
- Promote inclusive workplaces, including by raising awareness about direct and indirect discrimination and elaborating good practice on tackling discrimination and promoting diversity in the workplace;
- Promote sustainable employment conditions for migrants, in particular beneficiaries of international and temporary protection and applicants for international protection.
Topic 5 – Promoting complementary pathways linked to work (budget 6M)
The general objective of this topic is to increase the impact and the sustainability of complementary labour pathways. This could be achieved via one or more of the following specific objectives:
- creating new and/or upscaling existing complementary labour pathway programmes to offer more places of admission to skilled persons in need of international protection and address labour shortages in the Member States;
- expanding the number of Member States that implement such programmes and expanding the number of businesses willing to engage;
- creating the necessary procedures and support structures to enable admission of skilled persons in need of international protection through complementary labour pathway programmes.
Topic 6- Transnational actions to support Member States in the field of protection of children in migration (budget 6M)
The objective of the topic is to stimulate and support the exchange of good practices and knowledge-sharingamongst various relevant actors, such as public administrations and institutions, international organisation, private organisations and citizens – on the types of support to be given to guardians of unaccompanied migrant children, in function of their specific needs.
In order to be eligible, the applicants must be:
- legal entities (public or private bodies)
- established in one of the eligible countries, i.e.: – EU Member States (including overseas countries and territories (OCTs), excluding Denmark, 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.
The projects must be submitted by a consortium of:
– for topics 1 and 5: at least 3 partners from 3 different EU countries. For-profit entities cannot be project coordinators.
– for topics 2 and 3: at least 5 partners from 5 different EU countries. Profit organizations and international organisations cannot be project coordinators.
– for topic 4: at least 4 partners from 3 different EU countries. Profit organizations and international organisations cannot be project coordinators.
– for topic 6: at least 5 partners from 5 different EU countries. For-profit entities cannot be project coordinators.
EU co-financing can cover up to 90% of the total eligible costs of the proposed project, for a grant ranging from:
– € 1.000.000 and € 2.000.000 for projects related to topics 1 to 5
– € 750.000 and € 1.000.000 for projects related to topic 6
The deadline for submission is 16 May 2023.
Official info and documents are available here
Written by: Margherita Genua