EC Call for Grant Proposals Relating to Mediterranean Migration Cooperation (Communiqués)

“The European Commission has issued a Call for Proposals providing €31 million for migration and asylum cooperation along Mediterranean migratory routes, covering partners in the ENPI South. (EuropeAid/128764/C/ACT/Multi)”

“The general objective of the thematic programme is to help third countries better manage all aspects of migratory flows in all their dimensions.”

“The programme … is designed in particular to:

  • foster the links between migration and development;
  • promote well-managed labour migration;
  • fight illegal immigration and facilitate the readmission of illegal immigrants;
  • protect migrants’ rights, protect them against exploitation and exclusion, and support the fight against trafficking in human beings;
  • promote asylum and international protection of refugees.”

“[T]wo of the programme’s six lots specifically involve Mediterranean Partner Countries.”

“Lot 1: Southern migratory routes (sub-Saharan Africa and the southern Mediterranean) has an indicative allocation of funds of €28.5 million, €14 million for 2009, and €14.5 million for 2010, subject to adoption of the 2010 budget.”

“The lot is broken down into five sub-lots as follows:

  • Sub-lot A (€10.5 million): Western African Route, including Maghreb, ECOWAS, CEMAC region and Democratic Republic of Congo (DRC)
  • Sub-lot B (€9.5 million) Eastern African Route, including Libya, Egypt, Sudan, Horn of Africa, Yemen, Great Lakes Region
  • Sub-lot C (€5 million) Northern Africa region, in line with Albufeira conclusions
  • Sub-lot D (€2 million) Southern Africa region
  • Sub-lot E (€1.5 million) Promoting the contribution of the Diaspora to act in Africa as a development actor for this continent through the establishment of an African Diaspora platform for development”

“Grants requested for an action under the Call for Proposals must fall between €500,000 and €2 million. The planned total duration of an action may not be lower than 12 months nor exceed 36.”

“The deadline for submission of Concept Notes is 13 November 2009.”

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