What is MPF?
About the initiative
The Mobility Partnership Facility (MPF) is an EU-funded initiative contributing to the Global Approach to Migration and Mobility (GAMM). The MPF aims to strengthen the European Union (EU) dialogue and cooperation on migration and mobility issues with its main partner countries in this area.
Launched in January 2016 and through its Call for Proposals, the MPF was able to fund 20 Actions involving 15 European Member States (EU MS), 8 Mobility Partnership (MP) countries and 2 countries that have signed a Common Agenda on Migration and Mobility (CAMM). Based on the success of the first phase, the project has broaden its scope in 2018 with four Pilot Projects on Legal Migration supporting innovative partnerships between Lithuania and Nigeria, Belgium and Morocco, France and Egypt, Morocco, and Tunisia, as well as Spain and Morocco. The MPF has entered its third phase and will continue to position itself as a bridge builder between EU MS and partner countries.
The MPF is built around four strands:
- A Mobility Partnership (MP)/ Common Agenda on Migration and Mobility (CAMM) and other migration cooperation frameworks: Call for Proposals
- B Horizontal activities supporting MP/CAMM constituents
- C The Prague Process: Dialogue, Analysis and Training in Action
- D Legal Migration Pilot Projects: Call for Proposals
Calls for Proposals with an open deadline
The overall strategic guidance is provided by the MPF Steering Committee (SC) chaired by DG HOME with the participation of DG NEAR, DG DEVCO and EEAS.
The MPF is funded from the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), the Internal Security Fund for Police Cooperation (ISF-Police) and the Internal Security Fund for Borders and Visa (ISF-Borders), managed by the European Commission Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs (DG HOME).