Migration and Home Affairs

Mobility Partnership Facility (MPF)

The Mobility Partnership Facility (MPF) is an EU-funded initiative contributing to the operationalisation of the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM). This initiative will also strengthen the cooperation between the European Union (EU) and partner countries that signed a Mobility Partnership (MP) or a Common Agenda on Migration and Mobility (CAMM) (so far: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Cape Verde, Georgia, Jordan, Morocco, Moldova and Tunisia for MPs and Ethiopia, India and Nigeria for CAMMs),  in the area of migration and mobility.

Budget: € 5.5 million from three different funds

Duration: 35 months as of 1 January 2016

About the initiative

The MPF is funded by the European Commission and implemented by the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) for a duration of 35 months. 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 and Visa).

Thematic areas to be covered:

Under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) 

Examples:

  • Partner countries’ policy and legal frameworks for migration and mobility, including through circular and temporary migration schemes, as well as better information and protection of migrants, including pre-departure training;
  • Information for potential migrants on opportunities for legal migration and on requirements for legal stay, as well as on the risks of irregular migration; 
  • Capacity building in legal migration management;
  • Practices and policies on migrants’ contributions to the national development;
  • Partner countries’ policy and legal frameworks, as well as capacity building on asylum policy and protection, in line with international standards; 
  • Migration dialogue with relevant partner countries.   

Under the Internal Security Fund for Police Cooperation (ISF-Police) 

Examples:

  • Partner countries’ frameworks and capacities to fight and neutralise criminal networks and organisations active in trafficking in human beings and migrant smuggling into the EU, as well as to ensure effective law enforcement cooperation and victims protection in this regard.

Under the Internal Security Fund for Borders and Visa (ISF-Borders and Visa) 

Examples:

  • Actions representing a high priority on the EU migration agenda, in particular in the area of border surveillance, integrated border management and cross-border cooperation, visas and consular cooperation, and document security.

Governing structure and evaluation

MPF governing structure and evaluation

How does it work?

Actions proposed by EU Member States

The priorities of actions to be implemented under the MPF will be identified by EU MS in close cooperation with MP/CAMM partner countries. Following a Call for Proposals with an open deadline, public bodies of EU MS will submit their applications. If the proposed actions are recommended for a grant award, ICMPD will sign a Grant Contract with the applicants. The applicants will then implement the action, in partnership with the partner country and/or other EU MS public bodies, and according to the Grant Contract. ICMPD will monitor and evaluate the implementation of activities carried out under Grant Contracts through a well-established methodology and on-spot missions.

Direct implementation by ICMPD

In case a particular need arises, which could only be adequately addressed through the MPF, but no EU MS is in a position or available to implement a specific action, ICMPD can exceptionally be tasked by the Steering Committee with direct implementation of that action.

Call for proposals with an open deadline

A Call for Proposals with an open deadline is published on the ICMPD website.

Types of activities that can be funded

Activities that can be funded under the MPF