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AMIF – Promoting community sponsorship schemes and integration of persons in need of protection – 2023

AMIF - Promoting community sponsorship schemes and integration of persons in need of protection aiming at increasing the impact and the sustainability of community sponsorships

8 million euro

Appeal framework

Institution European Commission
Sectors Citizenship & Human Rights Civil Protection & Risks
Beneficiaries Association & NGO EU & International Organisation
Regions European Union

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Priorities and funded actions


  • To increase the impact and the sustainability of community sponsorships as regards numbers of persons in need of international protection covered, the effectiveness of integration of the persons in need of international protection and should also enhance the quality of the programmes


  • Priority 1: developing community sponsorship activities that focus on housing solutions
  • Priority 2: expanding the number of Member States that operate community sponsorship programmes
  • Priority 3: increasing the number, quality and commitment of sponsors, who are at the core of community sponsorship programmes
  • Priority 4: promoting a higher diversity of sponsors, with a particular emphasis on mobilising diaspora communities in the Member States

Among financed actions

  • Activities developing the complementarity between the reception capacities of Member States and the housing offer provided through community sponsorship
  • Selection and recruitment of sponsors, vetting procedures
  • Role and involvement of diaspora, particularly in the role of facilitator, intermediary actors and cultural mediators
  • Improvement of the matching of sponsors with people in need of international protection
  • Support activities towards sponsors, including training, regular information provision, mediation services, training of organisations
  • Mobilising local support and build strong partnerships between key stakeholders

Additional information

  • This call for proposals is an open call for proposals
  • Initial duration of the call: 36 months


  • Be legal entities (public or private bodies)
  • Be an EU Member States excluding Denmark
  • Be an international organisation
  • Be an entity without legal personality
  • Be an associations and interest groupings
  • Countries currently negotiating association agreements
  • A consortium composed of at least 3 entities, established in at least 3 different EU Member States must be constituted
  • Total budget of the call: 40 million euro
  • Total budget of the topic “AMIF-2023-TF2-AG-CALL-01”: 8 million euro
  • Amount of the grant: between 1 and 2 million euro
  • Co-financing rate: up to 90% of the total eligible costs


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