EU FUNDING FOR ASYLUM & MIGRATION
The current Asylum, Migration & Integration Fund (AMIF) 2014-20 provides funding for asylum, return, integration, resettlement and relocation. Integration and inclusion actions are also supported other EU funding instruments, most pertinently the European Social Fund.
In mid-2018, the European Commission published its proposals for a new Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) for 2021-27, including the Asylum & Migration Fund and European Social Fund Plus.
Negotiations on the MFF for 2021-27 were ongoing when the COVID-19 emergency occurred, and in May 2020 the Commission announced a revised budget proposal for 2021-27. The revised proposal includes aRecovery Assistance for Cohesion and the Territories of Europe (REACT-EU) package, that adds €55 million to current cohesion funds, including the European Social Fund. The impact of the revised budget on the proposed Asylum & Migration Fund is yet to be made clear.