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The AMIF Programme – Home Affairs Budget

10.52 billion Euros was the overall Home Affairs budget for the years 2014-2020. This fund was separated into two different sectors. The largest part of the fund was reserved for actions under the Home Affairs Funds and the remainder was reserved for funding the Home Affairs Agencies.

The AMIF programme, with an overall budget of 6.9 billion euros will also finance important actions that will support EU Home Affairs policies in the period 2014-2020 in an effort to build a much more open and secure Europe for everyone.

The Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) is considered one of the most important funds under the European Union. In an effort to support more actions that will create a Europe, much safer for locals and migrants alike, the calls under the AMIF project focus on the correct integration of migrants, in the European area.

Here are some of the current open calls under the AMIF programme:

Social Orientation of Newly arrived third-country nationals through the involvement of local communities, including mentoring and volunteering activities

Deadline: January 30th, 2020

Objectives

Develop activities involving local communities, including mentoring and/or volunteering, to facilitate the social orientation and active participation of migrants;

Support the social orientation of both migrant women and men, including through the provision of information about all the aspects of daily life;

Strengthen the sense of belonging to the new society and foster an active role in the community at local, regional, national and/or EU level;

Promote meaningful interactions between the local population and newly arrived migrants;

Facilitate the transfer of experience, knowledge, and practices between the partners of the project to develop more effective actions;

Facilitate the dissemination of experience, knowledge, and practices beyond the partners of the project to develop more effective actions, including by evaluating the impact of the actions developed.

Social and Economic Integration of Migrant Women

Deadline: January 30th, 2020

Objectives

  • Support the economic and social integration of migrant women; more specifically:
  • support the capacity of migrant women to interact and feel at ease in their social environment and their participation to social and political life at a local level and/ or
  • support migrant women moving into work and facilitate their sustainable labor market integration.
  • In addition, the projects should:
  • raise awareness among migrant women of their rights, including access to education and work, participation in social, economic and cultural life, protection against gender-based violence and access to justice;
  • raise awareness among public officials and professionals of specific needs and situation of migrant women in access to services;
  • facilitate the transfer of experience, knowledge, and practices within the partners of the project to develop effective actions;
  • facilitate the dissemination of experience, knowledge, and practices beyond the partners of the project, in particular at a local and regional level, to develop more effective action targeting migrant women, including those from vulnerable groups;
  • improve knowledge on how to better support the social and economic integration of migrant women.

Support to Victims of Trafficking in Human Beings

Deadline: January 30th, 2020

Objectives

Transnational proposals should aim to contribute to the objectives of the 2017 Communication and ensure that they take into consideration the findings and identified patterns highlighted in the European Commission Second progress report[2] (2018) and accompanying Staff Working Document[8], and the Study on data collection on trafficking in human beings in the EU,[5] in particular trafficking for sexual exploitation as well as the high-risk groups and high risk sectors concerned.

Concretely, the objectives of this priority are to:

  • Facilitate the early identification of third-country national victims of trafficking in human beings including in the context of asylum procedures
  • Provide assistance and support to victims of trafficking in human beings, taking into account the specific needs of the victims; these should be appropriate for victims’ age, sex and specific consequences of the form of exploitation they have been subjected to;
  • Facilitate the integration of third-country national victims of trafficking in the host society, taking into account the individual needs of the victims and in view of finding durable solutions and preventing re-trafficking
  • Facilitate the safe and sustainable voluntary return of third-country national victims of trafficking, ensuring appropriate risk assessment and with a view to finding durable solutions and preventing their re-trafficking
  • Ensure durable solutions for third-country national child victims of trafficking and prevent re-trafficking.

Here in the Institute of Entrepreneurship Development, we are making an effort to enhance the European Ecosystem with sustainable actions in the field of European Projects. As a result, that makes us a very valuable potential partner for every consortium.

We are preparing our own proposals and we are looking for the right partners. Simultaneously, we are ready to offer our expertise to take your projects to the next level. Contact our offices today and Be our Partner. Let us start an amazing collaboration together!


Katerina Pouspourika
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