Mobility Partnership Facility (MPF)

About the initiative:

The Mobility Partnership Facility (MPF) is an EU-funded initiative contributing to the operationalisation of 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 first phase was able to fund 12 Actions involving 15 European Member States (EU MS), six Mobility Partnership (MP) countries and two countries that have signed a Common Agenda on Migration and Mobility (CAMM). Based on the success of the first phase, the MPF will continue to position itself as a bridge builder between EU MS and partner countries through a second phase launched in January 2018. MPF II is built around four strands:

  • Operationalisation of MP and CAMM Joint Declarations through targeted Actions (Strand A);
  • Horizontal activities supporting MP and CAMM constituents (Strand B); 
  • Political dialogues and processes – the third phase of the Prague Process (Strand C);
  • Pilot projects in the area of legal migration with selected partner countries (Strand D). 

Budget: € 12.5 million

Duration: 36 months as of 1 January 2018


EU MS and partner countries can:


  • Establish and further advance mutual operational and political cooperation;
  • Expand cooperation networks, including at expert level, through peer-to-peer approaches;
  • Deepen their understanding of the institutional realities and migration context;
  • Tap into EU financing in order to meet their cooperation priorities;
  • Build synergies with other actions funded by the EU and other EU MS


The Global Approach to Migration and Mobility:

The MPF offers a framework for enhanced, tailor-made dialogue and operational cooperation with partner countries through granted Actions covering the four thematic priorities of the GAMM:


  • Better organisation of legal migration and fostering of well-managed mobility;
  • Preventing and combatting irregular migration, and eradicating trafficking in human beings;
  • Maximising the development impact of migration and mobility;
  • Promoting international protection, and enhancing the external dimension of asylum. 

Funding: 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).


Call for Proposals

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Governing structure:

The overall strategic guidance and leadership is carried out by the MPF Steering Committee. The Steering Committee (SC) provides oversight for the implementation of the MPF, ensures coherence and coordination with other funds supporting the MPs and CAMMs, and decides on the overall priorities for the use of the MPF. The SC is set up under the leadership of the Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs of the European Commission (DG HOME) and comprises also representatives from other European Commission Services (the Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations - DG NEAR, and the Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development - DG DEVCO) and the European External Action Service (EEAS). ICMPD ensures the secretariat and provides technical support in relation to the SC functioning.





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