CARE – Cohesion’s Action for Refugees in Europe
The Cohesion’s Action for Refugees in Europe (CARE) supports Member States and regions in providing emergency assistance to people fleeing from Russia’s invasion of Ukraine.
- Ukraine: Cohesion Policy steps up support to address the consequences of Russia's aggression in Ukraine with the ‘Flexible Assistance to Territories'
- Ukraine: Commission paid more than €3.5 billion of pre-financing to Member States welcoming refugees from Ukraine
- Ukraine: first cohesion funding payments made to Member States under CARE
CARE is introducing the necessary flexibility in the 2014-2020 Cohesion policy rules to allow a swift reallocation of available funding to such emergency support. On top, the 2022 allocation of €10 billion of the Recovery Assistance for Cohesion and the Territories of Europe (‘REACT-EU’) funds can also be used to address these new demands within the overall aim of post-pandemic recovery.
CARE will help Member States to provide emergency support covering the basic needs of people fleeing the Russian invasion of Ukraine. These needs include access to services such as temporary accommodation, food and water supplies or medical care. CARE may also enhance the administrative capacity of Member States to cater for the needs of refugees by supporting e.g. additional infrastructure equipment or staff necessary to cater for the needs of refugees. Moreover, Member States may use this funding to develop tailor-made solutions for the long-term integration of people with a migrant background, through investments in housing, education, employment, health, social inclusion and care, or other social services. Cohesion policy assistance will complement support from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and other funding sources.
How is the EU being impacted as a result of the Russian invasion?
How can the EU help?
What kind of measures can be financed from the EU funds?
What are the next steps and what other measures are being envisaged?
When will Member States be able to benefit from the CARE amendments?