The Council  adopted three sectoral proposals for the funding of home affairs policies, under the 2021-2027 multiannual financial framework (MFF), in the fields of asylum and migration, integrated border management and internal security.

  • Asylum, migration and integration fund (AMIF): this fund will equip the EU with the necessary tools to respond to evolving migration challenges, both within the EU and in cooperation with third countries. It sets four specific objectives: asylum policy, legal migration and integration, irregular migration and returns, and solidarity and responsibility sharing between member states.
  • Instrument for financial support for border management and visa: this fund reflects recent developments such as the expansion of the European Border and Coast Guard, the modernisation of the common visa policy and the development and interoperability of large-scale IT systems (including the European travel information and authorisation system and the entry/exit system).
  • Internal security fund: the fund builds on the current one and adapts it to new developments, such as the need to intensify the fight against terrorism and radicalisation, serious and organised crime and cybercrime. It will support measures to improve the exchange of information, to intensify cross-border cooperation, including joint operations on terrorism and organised crime, and to strengthen capabilities to prevent and combat crime.

The texts now need to be adopted by the European Parliament.

For more information, please visit the Council of the European Union’s website.

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