What is MPF?
About the initiative
The Migration Partnership Facility (MPF) is an EU-funded initiative contributing to the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM). The MPF aims to strengthen the European Union (EU) dialogue and cooperation on migration and mobility issues with its main partner countries in this area.
Launched in January 2016 and through its Call for Proposals, the MPF was able to fund more than 30 Actions involving 15 European Member States (EU MS) and 12 Partner countries. Based on the success of the first phase, in 2018 the programme has broaden its scope with Pilot Projects on Legal Migration and Labour Mobility. In 2020, MPF has entered its third phase and will continue to position itself as a bridge builder between EU MS and partner countries.
The MPF is built around four strands:
- A Mobility Partnership (MP)/ Common Agenda on Migration and Mobility (CAMM) and other migration cooperation frameworks: Call for Proposals
- B Horizontal activities supporting MP/CAMM constituents
- C The Prague Process: Dialogue, Analysis and Training in Action
- D Legal Migration Pilot Projects: Call for Proposals
Calls for Proposals with an open deadline
The overall strategic guidance is provided by the MPF Steering Committee (SC) chaired by DG HOME with the participation of DG NEAR, DG DEVCO and EEAS.
The MPF is funded from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), the Internal Security Fund for Police Cooperation (ISF-Police) and the Internal Security Fund for Borders and Visa (ISF-Borders), managed by the European Commission Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME).