The European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) was created with the primary goal of strengthening the role played by civil society in influencing EU policy developments and in advocating for constructive approaches to migration in Europe.

Since 2005, European Foundations have come together through EPIM to support and enhance the ability of civil society organisations active on migrant issues through grant-making, capacity-building and networking. An initiative of the Network of European Foundations (NEF), this unique collaborative programme is currently driven by 13 Foundations from across Europe.

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The EPIM governance structure relies heavily on the inputs of the foundations, and is enabled by the coordination of the Secretariat.

Between 2005 and 2011, a total of 3.6 million euro was allocated through EPIM, including 31 grants to 24 grantees – both at European and national level.
A further 3.8 million euro are spent within EPIM’s 2012-2015 phase of funding.

Current EPIM-funded projects

EPIM’s mission statement and focus areas