MPF: Migration Partnership Facility

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About the initiative

The MPF became functional in January 2016 with the aim of contributing to operationalising the external dimension of EU migration policy and its specific political and operational instruments.

*Global / Armenia / Belarus / Belgium / Bulgaria / Egypt / Estonia / France / Georgia / Hungary / India / Italy / Jordan / Latvia / Lithuania / Moldova (Republic of) / Morocco / Netherlands / Nigeria / Poland / Portugal / Romania / Senegal / Slovakia / Spain / Sweden / Tunisia / Ukraine
January 2020 to December 2024
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).
EUR 62.55 Million


The Migration Partnership Facility (MPF) is an EU-funded initiative, implemented by ICMPD. The programme seeks to strengthen cooperation between EU member states and partner countries across a broad range of migration-related themes aligned to the New Pact on Migration & Asylum, including labour mobility pilots, dialogue on migration, projects that build capacity for migration management and those that maximise the development impact of migration.

The Global Approach to Migration and Mobility

The MPF offers a framework for enhanced, tailor-made dialogue and 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. 

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.