A Call for Research Proposals has been published from The European Programme for Integration and Migration (EPIM), on the reception and inclusion of children and youth on the move in Europe. EPIM is a collaborative initiative of foundations active in Europe, whose goal is to strengthen the role played by civil society in advocating for constructive approaches to migration in Europe.
This call will support civil society organisations seeking to address policy and practice issues arising from increasing arrivals of children and youth in Europe, and the struggle for communities to provide adequate protection. In spite of the existence of different options of service or care models, including institutionalised, family-based or community-based models, insights into their long-term effects have been lagging behind.
Considering this lack of research, EPIM therefore seeks to understand and contribute to the knowledge base about the long-term impact, including the social and economic costs, of different service or care models on the lives of children and youth, accompanied, separated or unaccompanied, who migrated and are aiming to establish a life in Europe. EPIM foresees this action by way of its ‘Never Alone’ initiative, a mapping of existing models and the nature and level of their funding across the Member States of the European Union, followed by a more in-depth analysis in a number of countries.
This call is open for everyone to apply. Projects with collaborators, including with civil society organisations, are encouraged. Cross-border partnerships of project implementers are strongly encouraged.
In order to be considered, interested applicants should submit a 4-5 page proposal together with attachments to Fanny Georges (firstname.lastname@example.org).
The deadline for applications is 18 October 2017.
You can find more information on how to apply, and the application procedure required in the call for research proposals.