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EU launches the second DDF Call for Proposals “Innovative approaches on mobility and border management”

16 June 2021


The Strengthening Border Security in Ghana (SBS Ghana) project, funded by European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), has launched its second Demand Driven Facility (DDF) Call for Proposals - Support to innovative approaches and best practices on mobility and border management.

The Demand Driven Facility (DDF) Call for Proposals is centred on civil society, universities, research and training institutions, think tanks, traders’ organisations and organisations representing media / media networks, with the goal to promote innovative approaches (operational and research projects) to border management and mobility issues. Deadline for applications is 12 July 2021.

Thematic domains are trafficking in human beings, smuggling of migrants, human rights and gender, free movement and trade facilitation (factors boosting or hindering movement of people and goods, including corruption and harassment), health emergencies’ response, migration crisis and dialogue between communities and border management agencies.

In particular, the innovative approaches and best practices will have to:

  • Increase knowledge and data management.
  • Establish or enhance cooperation mechanisms between relevant stakeholders.
  • Create awareness and coordination for accountability and better public service delivery.
  • Develop innovative practices to improve cooperation and mitigate issues at the border.

The application form and all other documents can be downloaded at:

About EUTF  

The European Union Emergency Trust Fund for stability and addressing root causes of irregular migration and displaced persons in Africa (EUTF for Africa) aims to foster stability and to contribute to better migration management, including by addressing the root causes of destabilization, forced displacement and irregular migration. For more information:


The International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) is an international organisation with 18 Member States and more than 350 staff members. Active in more than 90 countries worldwide, it takes a regional approach in its work to create efficient cooperation and partnerships along migration routes. Priority regions include Africa, Central and South Asia, Europe and the Middle East. Its three-pillar approach to migration management – structurally linking research, migration dialogues and capacity building – contributes to better migration policy development worldwide. The Vienna-based organisation has a mission in Brussels, a regional office in Malta and project offices in several countries. In Africa, offices are located in Tunis (Tunisia), Abuja (Nigeria) and Accra (Ghana). Founded in 1993, ICMPD holds UN observer status.

About SBS Ghana

The Strengthening Border Security in Ghana (SBS Ghana) project is funded by the European Union Emergency Trust Fund for Africa (EUTF), and implemented by ICMPD, in cooperation with the Ghana Immigration Service (GIS). The specific objective is to contribute to the development of the long-term capability of border control authorities in Ghana; to update border management information and communication systems; and to ensure greater security for citizens and visitors, while guaranteeing the respect for the rule of law and human rights standards.

For more information, contact the DDF team at