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Call for Applications: MMPAF Scholarships for Fall 2024

10 June 2024

The Moving the Migration Policy Agenda Forward (MMPAF) taking place online in autumn 2024 has an open call for scholarship applicants. This collaborative effort, is funded by the European Union (EU) through the Migration Partnership Facility (MPF) of the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD), and implemented by UNU-MERIT and Maastricht University.

The MMPAF programme provides intensive one-week, full-time, online courses designed specifically for government professionals and policy practitioners in the field of migration in countries across the EU Southern Neighbourhood, Sub-Saharan Africa, Central Asia and Silk Route countries. 

The courses, scheduled from 16 September to 29 November, offer approximately 40 learning hours each week, blending theoretical knowledge with interactive sessions to ensure a comprehensive learning experience. This programme underscores the commitment of UNU-MERIT, Maastricht University, ICMPD and the EU to enhance migration management capacities through targeted education and training.

The format is ideal for senior practitioners who require flexible learning schedules, and each MMPAF course can be taken independently, enabling applicants to select one or more courses based on their professional interests and availability. Four courses will be offered for this edition, focusing on the topics of diaspora engagement, migration and development, irregular migration and policy coherence. 

Interested candidates must submit their applications by 29 June 2024, and given the programme's competitive nature, only selected candidates will be contacted. The MMPAF programme is offered free of charge to selected participants.

Applications can be submitted through the UNU-MERIT application portal. For any further questions on the application procedure or general inquiries related to the programme, applicants can contact the Capacity Development Office of UNU-MERIT at