FPD pre-announces call for proposals
The Funds and Programmes Division at the office of the Prime Minister will be launching a call for project proposals under the European Fund for the Integration of Third Country Nationals and European Return Fund in January 2013.
European Fund for the Integration of Third Country Nationals (IF)
The call for project proposals under AP 2012 will focus on the following Priority Axis:
Priority Axis 1 – Implementation of the events proposed for the purpose of introduction of ‘Common basic principles of policy of integration of immigrants in the EU’ in practice
Priority Axis 3 – Building capacities within policy, coordination and building intercultural knowledge on various levels and governmental departments
Priority Axis 4 – Exchange of experience, verified procedures and information in the field of integration among member states
Around €310,000 (EU 75% co-financing) will be allocated to the call and beneficiaries need to contribute to 25% of eligible expenditure and any ineligible costs. The IF is targeted at third-country nationals who are residing legally on the territory of a third country and who are complying with specific pre-departure measures and/or conditions set out in national law.
European Return Fund (RF)
The call for project proposals under AP 2012 will focus on the following Priority Axes:
Priority Axis 3 - Support for Specific Innovative (Inter)-national Tools for Return Management
Around € 191,403 (EU 75% co-financing) will be allocated to the call. Beneficiaries need to contribute to 25% of eligible expenditure and any ineligible costs. The RF is targeted to all third-country nationals who have not received a final negative decision in relation to their request for international protection and all those who enjoy a form of international protection who may choose to make use of voluntary return. As well as all other third-county nationals who do not or no longer fulfil the conditions for entry and/or stay in a Member State.
Further information on the calls to be launched is available from the website of the Funds & Programmes Division www.fpd.gov.mt/news_events