Asylum and Migration (Capacity building of national asylum and migration management systems)

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Ministry of Citizen Protection (European and Development Programmes Management Agency, EDPMA)
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Programme Summary


Functioning national asylum and migration management systems ensured and the right to seek asylum safeguarded

Programme summary

Programme Concerns

Building on the results achieved in the GR06 programme implemented under the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014, the programme will assist the capacity building of the national asylum and migration management system. Special attention and priority shall be given to ensuring legal protection and care for the most vulnerable groups of asylum seekers, in particular unaccompanied children.

No more than 60% of the total eligible expenditure of the programme shall be available for infrastructure (hard measures).

The programme shall contribute to a well-functioning asylum system, enabling asylum-seekers to bring forward their claim for international protection, have their claim processed in due time and be offered accommodation during the processing of their case.

The programme shall enhance the interaction and cooperation with relevant civil society organisations. For this purpose, a dedicated open call or a small grant scheme shall be explored during the development of the concept note.

The relevant public institutions in the Hellenic Republic in charge Of the asylum and migration policy area in question, in particular the Ministry of Migration Policy, shall be actively involved in the preparation and implementation of the programme. The Ministry of Migration Policy will participate in the Cooperation Committee.

Bilateral Ambitions

€125,000 shall be allocated to the programme from the fund for bilateral relations. This does not prevent the Joint Committee for Bilateral Funds from allocating additional funds to the programme.

Information on the projects funded by the EEA and Norway Grants is provided by the Programme and Fund Operators in the Beneficiary States, who are responsible for the completeness and accuracy of this information.