Call for Proposals: European Refugee Fund - Community Actions
5 October 2012
8 November 2012
Budget line / available budget
EUR 2 107 020, with a possible increase of a maximum of EUR 842 808
Objectives and supported actions in the field of ENAR's work
Proposals must address at least one of the five priorities.
Priority 1: Improving the quality of asylum decision-making and the continuing development of the capacity of stakeholders, including Member State authorities, UNHCR and non-governmental actors, in the asylum field
Exchange of information and development of best practices on the implementation of EU law between national asylum authorities, between them and other stakeholders, such as non-governmental organisations and international organisations, and between the latter, including through training, research, monitoring, discussion fora and the preparation of resource materials.
Priority 2: Improving the efficiency and the fairness of the Dublin system
Development of best practices on the implementation of the family unity criteria and on improvement of transfer procedures under the Dublin Regulation in order to enhance efficiency while at the same time ensure that needs of asylum seekers, in particular vulnerable ones, are taken into account.
Priority 3: Enhancing solidarity mechanisms between the Member States and in particular assisting those Member States which are faced with particular pressures on their national asylum systems
Facilitation of intra-EU relocation, on a voluntary basis, of applicants or beneficiaries of international protection from one Member State to another Member State in cases of particular asylum pressure.
Priority 4: Promoting common measures to address specific needs of vulnerable groups among asylum seekers and persons benefiting from international protection, in particular of those who are unaccompanied minors, with a view to implement the EU Action Plan on Unaccompanied Minors
Exchange of information and development of best practices between national asylum authorities, between them and other stakeholders (such as non-governmental organisations and international organisations) and between the latter, in addressing the needs of vulnerable persons, in particular minors, unaccompanied minors (with a view to implement the EU Action Plan on Unaccompanied Minors), victims of violence and torture, pregnant women, elderly people, disabled people, single parents, as well as people kept in prolonged detention, and people with serious medical needs, when implementing EU legislation and preparing for higher and more convergent standards of protection.
Priority 5: Promoting the integration of persons benefiting from international protection
Exchange of information and development of best practices between national asylum authorities, between them and other stakeholders (such as non-governmental organisations and international organisations) and between the latter on issues related to new approaches on integration of persons benefiting from international protection.
The call for proposals is open to national, regional and local authorities, non-governmental organisations (NGOs), public or private bodies, university departments, research centres and international organisations.
Decision No 573/2007/EC