The European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM), an initiative of currently 11 European Foundations, has the goal of strengthening the role played by civil society in advocating for constructive approaches to migration in Europe. This is done through grant-making, capacity development and networking.
In its fourth funding phase (2016-2018), EPIM opens calls for proposal on a rolling basis in targeted topic and geographic areas. Thematic focuses so far include immigration detention, long term prospects for children on the move, reforms of the Common European Asylum System and the access of mobile EU citizens to housing and social benefits. EPIM’s funding plus work has a particular focus on developing capacities in messaging and strategic communication on migration.