About us

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 migrants in Europe.

Since 2005, European Foundations have come together through EPIM to support and enhance the ability of non-governmental organisations active on migrant issues through grant-making, capacity-building and networking. 

EPIM Steering Committee, Brussels, June 2012

An initiative of the Network of European Foundations (NEF), this unique collaborative programme is currently driven by 12 Foundations from across Europe.

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 the EPIM programme, including 31 grants to 24 grantees – both at European and national level.

A further 3 million euro will be spent within EPIM’s 2012-2015 phase of funding.

For more information on the projects being funded by EPIM between 2012 and 2015, follow this link.
For more details on EPIM’s mission statement and focus areas, follow this link.