These funds, adopted by the EU Parliament on July, 7th, will facilitate the management of migration flows, the integration of third-country nationals and the improvement of border management.
The 2021-2027 Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (€9.88 billion) will strengthen the EU’s common asylum policy, develop legal migration in line with member states’ needs, support the integration of third-country nationals, and contribute to the fight against irregular migration. At Parliament’s request, the money should also serve to push member states to share the responsibility of hosting refugees and asylum-seekers more fairly across the EU.
With a €6.24 billion budget over seven years, the Integrated Border Management Fund is intended to help strengthen EU external border management while ensuring fundamental rights are respected. The fund will also contribute to a common, harmonised visa policy, and introduce protective measures for vulnerable people arriving in Europe, in particular unaccompanied children.