EPIM’s Mission

Our mission as EPIM

Migration is a significant factor in shaping European societies and policies.

As a collaborative fund, we link the resources and expertise of foundations to strengthen the role of civil society in building inclusive communities and in developing humane and sustainable responses to migration, based on Europe’s commitment to universal human rights and social justice.

Is to strengthen civil society

We believe that a constructive dialogue between civil society and policymakers is vital to ensure that decision-making capitalises on the insights and experiences of migrants and the communities they live in. Therefore, we empower civil society to be recognised as key actors in the design, implementation and evaluation of migration and integration policies and practices at local, national and European level.

Through grant-making, capacity and knowledge development, we enable civil society organisations to be more sustainable and impactful. We support them in building effective pan-European coalitions and in shaping pan-European solutions by promoting a constructive interplay between policies and practices at all levels.

By offering targeted, outcome-driven support

We initiate timely responses to opportunities and challenges in distinct, yet often interconnected areas of importance. This approach enables us to provide targeted and outcome-driven support in domains such as working with children and youth on the move for their protection and empowerment, promoting alternatives to immigration detention, contributing to the development of humane and effective asylum systems, enhancing community cohesion, enabling mobile EU citizens to exercise their free movement rights, and contributing to a more balanced discourse on migration.

Through collective philanthropic action

We work with international funders to leverage resources on migration-related work based on opportunities, needs and potential for impact.

We provide foundations with a strategic space to link their work to overarching field-building efforts at European level, to stay updated about developments in the field, and to pursue joint learning on the issue of migration with key partners across national borders. Through collective action, we enable funders to be bolder in the face of risk, to enhance their geographical reach and to maximise their impact and legitimacy in the field.