Investing in an open and secure Europe: €1.8 billion to fund Asylum, Migration, Integration and Security
EU News 82/2015
Brussels, 25 March 2015
Today the European Commission has approved 22 new multiannual national programmes under the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) and the Internal Security Fund (ISF) for the period 2014-2020, worth together approximately €1.8 billion. An additional 36 national programmes will be approved later this year. These two strands of EU funding support Member States' efforts in the fields of asylum, migration and integration, and internal security.
The AMIF funding supports national efforts to: enhance reception capacities, improve the quality of asylum procedures in line with the Union standards, integrate migrants at local and regional levels and increase the sustainability of return programmes. The ISF programme supports national efforts to improve Member States' border management (in particular through the use of interoperable modern technologies), improve cross-border law enforcement cooperation and strengthen Member States' capacity to effectively manage security-related risks such as terrorism and violent radicalisation, drug trafficking, cybercrime and cyber security, trafficking in human beings, and other forms of organised crime.
Source and additional information:
Visit by Dimitris Avramopoulos to the European Asylum Support Office (EASO) Date: 26/03/2015 Reference: P-027909/00-10 Location: Malta (C)2015 URL