The European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM) is a collaborative funding initiative of currently twenty-five grant-making foundations, hosted in the Network of European Foundations (NEF). Their mission is to link the resources and expertise of foundations to strengthen the role of civil society in building inclusive communities and in developing humane and sustainable responses to migration, based on Europe’s commitment to universal human rights and social justice.
In particular, this call for proposal is framed: to address and shift local and national perceptions on migrants. Through the catalysation of contextualised national coalitions of actors, EPIM seeks to leverage the current mass European support for displaced people, to address national narratives on migrants and refugees by nuancing, challenging and transforming perceptions. If perceptions of all migrants and refugees can become less polarising, no matter their skin colour, origin, religion or status – if being a migrant or having a migrant background can ultimately be perceived as “normal”, then Europe may be able to live up to its values, again, and everyone living in European nations can benefit from living in more inclusive societies.
Eligible civil society organisations are invited to submit a one-page concept note for a maximum budget of 190,000 EUR and a minimum duration of 18 months, before July 31st 23:59 (CEST).
For more information, please visit the EPIM’s website.
To learn more about current calls for proposals or Eurodiaconia’s funding events, please don’t hesitate to get in touch with our our Projects and EU Funding Officer Giorgia Signoretto at firstname.lastname@example.org.