MPF III: Call for Proposals
Please note that available funds under MPF III have been exhausted with a variety of innovative proposals from several EU member states and partners.
Additional funds will become available under the new Migration Partnership Facility at the end of 2021 and the MPF team remains available to support concept development and discuss proposals with interested parties.
New guidelines will be issued, so please do not use templates from the MPF III Call for Proposals – contact MPF@icmpd.org to indicate interest in funding and to receive guidance/information on next steps.
With a total budget of roughly €15.7 million, the MPF III Call for Proposals is open to Member States of the European Union (EU MS) and international organisations seeking to implement Actions in cooperation with partner countries that address one of the following thematic areas (MPF strands):
Strand A: Operationalisation of Mobility Parternships (MP), Common Agendas on Migration and Mobility (CAMM) Joint Declarations and other migration cooperation frameworks
Actions that support the preparation and implementation of current and future MPs and CAMMs, and other migration cooperation frameworks by providing targeted, flexible and tailor-made assistance. The priorities of actions to be implemented under this strand shall be identified by EU MS in close cooperation with the partner countries and will address thematic areas covered by Joint Declarations on MPs and CAMMs and other migration cooperation frameworks.
Under Strand A, actions might fall under financing from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), the Internal Security Funds for police cooperation (ISF-Police) and borders and visa (ISF-Borders and Visa), depending on the thematic focus of the planned action activities.
Strand D: Facilitation and upscaling of pilot projects in the area of legal migration
Actions that provide technical and financial support for the development and implementation of pilot projects on legal migration, to be financed from available funding from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF).
For both Strands, partner countries can be associated to Grant Applications as Co-applicants or involved on a no-cost basis.
Who can apply?
- Applicants: Public bodies of an EU MS (at central, regional or local levels); EU MS organisations (an entity established in a MS of the EU as a public law body or as a body governed by private law entrusted with a public service mission and provided with adequate financial guarantees from the MS); an international organisation (IO);
Additional criteria for Strand D: If the 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: Public bodies of a partner country (at central, regional or local levels); Public bodies of the same or another EU MS; International organisations (IOs), non-governmental organisations (NGOs) and other private law bodies, established in the EU or in partner countries that cooperate with an EU MS in the implementation of migration-related actions, working on a non-profit basis
EU MS not participating in the implementation of the respective funds are not eligible. For AMIF, this concerns Denmark. For ISF Borders and Visa – Ireland, for ISF Police – Denmark.
What kind of activities can be funded?
- Peer-to-peer expertise
- Training sessions & technical equipment
- Study visits
- Review & development of legislation
- Conferences & expert meeting
- For Strand D Actions, additionally, specific activities relating to possible labour mobility such as:
- Awareness-raising, recruitment
- Language training
- Vocational training
- Skills enhancement
- Work place awareness training
- Recruitment to workplace: including development of (IT) tools to select profiles
- Mobility support (in kind)
- Support measures
- Workplace monitoring
- Entrepreneurship training
- Supporting diaspora in reintegration efforts
- Mentoring for reintegration
- Public-private partnerships to select the labour migrants
- In-kind support to start-up businesses, including training or provision of services (such as mentors) with the purpose of reducing forced migration and brain drain
The grant application process in 6 easy steps:
- Prepare your application
- Submit your proposal
- Administrative and Eligibility Check
The proposal will be subject to an administrative and eligibility check in accordance with the requirements laid down in the MPF III Guidelines.
- Consultation process
In order to verify complementarity with other projects in the same country(ies), covering the same thematic areas and in order to avoid duplications and overlapping, a consultation process is launched with different European Commission directorates, EU MS and relevant EU delegations.
- Evaluation of the proposal
Proposals that pass the Administrative and Eligibility Check carried out by the MPF Team will be subject to evaluation based on the award criteria listed in Guidelines.
- Signature of a Grant Contract
Following an award decision, ICMPD will sign a Grant Contract with the Applicant.
Available funding: €15.756.488
What you will need to apply:
Application Package for MPF III
- Special Conditions Grant Contract
- General Conditions
- Procurement by Grant Beneficiaries
- Request for Payment
- Financial Identification Form
- Financial Interim Report
- Interim Narrative Report
- Final Narrative Report
- Final Financial Report
- Expenditure Verification
- Pre-financing Guarantee (non applicable)
- Transfer of Assets
- Provisional Financial Report (non applicable)
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