On 16.05.2022 the Call for Proposals Guidelines have been updated.
The available financial envelope is now higher.
In addition, for Strand D projects, a longer duration is now possible and priority countries have been described.
Please read the revised Guidelines for further details.
MPF grants fall into 2 main categories (Strands):
Projects under Strand A shall promote and support the EU’s migration priorities with partner countries, taking into account the overall level of cooperation on all aspects of migration management, as per the New Pact on Migration and Asylum.
Applications shall primarily target countries that have a Mobility Partnership (MP), Common Agreement on Migration and Mobility (CAMM) or other cooperation frameworks in place.
Projects under Strand D shall seek to support dialogue and cooperation on legal and labour migration, in line with the EU’s geographic and thematic migration priorities, including the new Talent Partnerships.
Applications should target any country in line with the political priorities and philosophy set out by the Commission in the new Pact on Migration and Asylum - and in particular with Talent Partnerships. However, first priority will be given to applications targeting Egypt, Morocco and Tunisia followed by Pakistan, Bangladesh, Senegal and Nigeria, as detailed in the Communication on “Attracting skills and talent to the EU”.
Models of mobility may include:
Key components may include:
Specific activities may include:
The lead applicant may act individually or with co-applicant(s).
Lead Applicants have to be legal persons.
Additionally, Lead Applicants have to be:
Note 1: In the case of actions supporting the implementation of a Mobility Partnership (Strand A), only lead applicants from EU Member States that have signed the respective MP shall be eligible.
Note 2: If the lead applicant is not a governmental body at central level, a letter of support from a relevant central body must be part of the application package.
Note: If the lead applicant is not a governmental body at central level, a letter of support from a relevant central body must be part of the application package.
Co-applicants have to be:
For more detailed information, please consult the Guidelines of the Call.
The overall indicative amount made available under this Call for Proposals is EUR 22,000,000 - divided as follows:
(±6,000,000 EUR from AMIF and ±2,000,000 EUR from ISF Borders & Visa funds)
(from AMIF funds)
Any grant proposal submitted under this Call for Proposals must fall within the following minimum and maximum amounts:
Minimum: EUR 200,000
Minimum: EUR 1,000,000
For both Strands there is no specific maximum. However, applicants should consider – as in all project proposals - the need to demonstrate value for money and appreciate the programme’s intention to fund multiple projects within its financial envelope.
With AMIF or ISF Borders and Visa funds, the MPF may finance up to 95% of the total eligible cost. The balance must be financed from other sources. In-kind contributions shall also be accepted as co-financing.
This is a rolling Call for Proposals with an open deadline. Applicants may propose projects (i.e. submit a Concept Note) at any time BUT
There is a two-step application process.
After reading the Guidelines for the Calls for Proposals and the FAQs section, if you are eligible and interested in applying, please submit a Concept Note here.
Only if the Concept Note is approved, you will be invited to submit a Full Application.
The MPF is implemented by ICMPD through funding from the Directorate General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME) of the European Commission (EC). The overall strategic guidance, leadership and oversight for the implementation of the MPF is carried out by the MPF Steering Committee (SC). The SC consists of representatives of EU institutions (DG HOME, the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations - DG NEAR, the Directorate-General for International Partnerships - DG INTPA, and the European External Action Service - EEAS).
If you have submitted a Concept Note, this will be reviewed and commented by representatives of ICMPD and subsequently assessed by DG HOME.
In case of a positive assessment, you will be invited to submit a Full Application.
What happens once your Full Application is received?
For all guidance and application documents regarding this Call, please click here.
If you have a question about the MPF granting programme and the current Call for Proposals, you may find an answer in our FAQ section here.