The Migration Partnership Facility (MPF) is a European Union (EU)-funded initiative supporting the external dimension of EU migration policy. Launched in January 2016, the MPF supports dialogue and cooperation on migration and mobility between EU Member States and priority partner countries outside the EU.  



The MPF, currently in its fourth phase, operates mainly through grants aligned with priorities outlined in its Calls for Proposals. MPF grants cover two main thematic areas:

  • Support to the EU's Migration Priorities with Partner Countries
  • Support to Dialogue and Cooperation on Legal and Labour Migration (i.e., the EU's Talent Partnerships)

The MPF currently maintains and administers two distinct Calls for Proposals: an AMIF Call for Proposals, launched in 2022, and another Call specifically dedicated to borders and security. This allows the MPF to fund a wide spectrum of migration-related actions, ensuring a comprehensive approach to tackling challenges within the migration landscape. 

Geographically, the MPF covers the Western Balkans and Türkiye, Eastern Partnership countries, the Southern Neighbourhood, the Silk Route countries, and Africa.

Since its launch, the MPF has funded 56 projects involving 18 European Member States (EU MS) and 24 partner countries, amounting to a total of EUR 55 million. The MPF comprises four (4) components, including the grant component (Component 1), which forms a significant part of the Facility's work. In its latest phase, the MPF introduced a Technical Assistance and Support (TAS) component (the second component), allowing EU Member States to request technical assistance from ICMPD. The third component focuses on providing support to migration dialogues, primarily through its funding to the Prague Process and Budapest Process dialogues and associated activities. To learn more about the Prague Process, click here, and for  information on the Budapest Process, click here. The fourth component of the Facility is dedicated to knowledge management and communication, positioning the the MPF as an information hub for disseminating knowledge and harnessing insights from the grant projects that it funds. 

The MPF Team provides technical assistance and mentoring support to the development of proposals and supports project implementation throughout the project cycle with beneficiaries. Please contact us should you wish to access this support. 

The MPF is implemented by ICMPD through funding from the Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME) of the European Commission (EC). In particular, funds are channelled from DG HOME’s financial instruments, the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), the Internal Security Fund (ISF) and the Border Management and Visa Instrument (BMVI).