Asylum Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF)

The Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) will promote the efficient management of migration flows and the implementation, strengthening and development of a common European Union approach to asylum and immigration.

About AMIF

AMIF was established to cover the period 2014-2020. The fund supports 4 specific objectives:

  1. Asylum
  2. Legal migration & integration
  3. Return
  4. Solidarity

These objectives are described in more detail below.

AMIF projects 2017-2020

14 projects were offered AMIF funding in May 2017 to cover the period 2017-2020. Read the announcement about AMIF funding on 25 May 2017.


Project Name

Business in the Community

RISE - Refugee Integration, Skills and Employment

Dublin City University

Strengthening the Practice of Intercultural Education in Primary Schools

Fingal County Council

The Fingal Multi-Agency Integration Project

The Lantern Intercultural Centre

Asylum Seekers & Refugees Psychosocial and Educational Support programme

Localise Youth & Community Services

Volunteering for All

Marino Institute of Education

Migrant Teacher Programme

Mendicity Institution

The Employment and Integration (E & I) Project

NASC, the Irish Immigrant Support Centre

Immigrant Integration Initiative

New Communities Partnership

New Communities Youth Project (NCP Youth)

Show Racism the Red Card

Show Racism the Red Card

South East Community Training & Education Centre

The ELI Project (English Language for Immigrants)

Sport Against Racism Ireland

Anti-discrimination training workshops for primary schools

Third Age National Centre

Fáilte Isteach

Tralee International Resource Centre

Whole Family Integration Programme - Parent and Child

For more information on migrant integration, contact the Office for the Promotion of Migrant Integration,

AMIF objectives

The AMIF fund will help achieve 4 objectives:

1. Asylum

Strengthening and developing the Common European Asylum System by ensuring that EU legislation in this field is efficiently and uniformly applied.

2. Legal migration & integration

Supporting legal migration to EU States in line with the labour market needs and promoting the effective integration of non-EU nationals.

3. Return

Enhancing fair and effective return strategies, which contribute to combating irregular migration, with an emphasis on sustainability and effectiveness of the return process.

4. Solidarity

Making sure that EU States which are most affected by migration and asylum flows can count on solidarity from other EU States.

The Fund establishes a financial solidarity mechanism to support the efforts of Member States to improve the management of return in all its dimensions through the use of the concept of integrated return management, with a preference to voluntary return and with a view to supporting a fair and effective implementation of common standards on return.

The Fund will also support joint return actions including several Member States.



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Updated: 29 May 2017

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Page history

29 May 2017

Text added about fund award and projects.

30 November 2016

AMIF fund information published.