Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF)
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The Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) contributes to the efficient management of migration flows and development and implementation of the common asylum and immigration policy. It focuses on four objectives:
- strengthen and develop all aspects of the Common European Asylum System;
- support legal migration to the Member States in accordance with their economic and social needs and to promote the effective integration of non-EU nationals;
- enhance fair and effective return strategies in the Member States which contribute to combatting illegal immigration, with an emphasis on sustainability of return and effective readmission in the countries of origin and transit;
- enhance solidarity and responsibility-sharing between the Member States, in particular towards those most affected by migration and asylum flows.
For the period 2014-20, EUR 3.1 billion was originally made available for AMIF funding actions, of which EUR 385 million through grants and other direct actions (Union actions, Emergency assistance and the European Migration Network). In response to the migration crisis, the overall AMIF allocation has been increased.