Action for Europe (European Commission)
This brochure is entitled 'Action for Europe. EU projects to enhance security and effectively manage migration' and provides a snapshot into how some Union actions are addressing today’s migration and security challenges. It showcases the work being done. The snapshot is complemented by factsheets on individual Union actions.
The European Union has been actively supporting national efforts to improve the management of migration flows, border management and security with funding under the current multiannual financial framework (MFF).
The migration crisis led to more than a doubling of the total budget for the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF), while resources for the Internal Security Fund (ISF) also rose significantly in light of various security incidents.
This brochure provides a snapshot of the Union actions funded by the EU budget from 2014 to 2017. For example:
- Integrating third-country nationals into their new societies can be seen in the Urbagri4Women project, which encourages migrant women to participate in various urban farming initiatives across the EU, inspiring some to even start their own businesses.
- Forced-Return Monitoring, which established a pool of forced-return monitors, has contributed to compliance with fundamental rights in forced-return operations.
- In the fight against drugs the Maritime Analysis and Operations Centre (Narcotics) is able to stop significant drug shipments across the Atlantic and around the Mediterranean.