Currently available funding
Functioning national asylum and migration management systems ensured and the right to seek asylum safeguarded
Building on the results achieved in the GR05 programme implemented under the EEA Financial Mechanism 2009-2014, the programme shall give priority to ensuring support and care for vulnerable groups of asylum seekers, in particular unaccompanied children.
Pre-defined projects related to voluntary return through the International Organisation for Migration (IOM) and a continuation of the projects operated by UNHCR and the Norwegian Refugee Council under the GR05 programme (2009-2014), providing assistance to asylum seekers'' accommodation in Greece and capacity building of Greek authorities, shall be considered during the development of the concept note.
Priority shall be given to supporting accommodation and services in open reception centres for asylum seekers, in particular focusing on vulnerable groups of asylum seekers.
The Ministry responsible for asylum policy, the Ministry of Migration Policy, shall participate as an observer in the Cooperation Committee and be involved and consulted on programme development and implementation.
The programme shall enhance civil society organisations in the sector and strengthen their interaction and cooperation with relevant public entities.
€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.