The Silk Routes Facility

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What is the Silk Routes Facility?

The Silk Routes Facility is a capacity building instrument that supports measures to enhance migration management by providing demand driven technical assistance in ten countries. Its key priority is to support the development and implementation of migration policies, capacity development and institution building. The Facility supports the five Silk Routes Countries as well as five Central Asian countries through two instruments:

A short-term technical assistance instrument responds to the emerging needs of Governments related to migration management. It provides on-demand expert support and is flexible to adjust to immediate or arising needs. This instrument is currently providing expert assistance to relevant ministries in Pakistan, Afghanistan and Iraq, mainly for the development of migration related policies, as well as for establishing sustainable training capacities at national level in the area of migration.

The instrument for large-scale initiatives accepts proposals in the range of 150,000 to 250,000 EUR. This funding is made available through an open Call for Proposals. Eligible entities are invited to develop proposals related to enhancing implementation of the priorities set out by the Istanbul Ministerial Declaration (Migration and Mobility, Integration, Migration and Development, Irregular Migration, Trafficking in Persons, and International Protection).

FAQs on eligibility and funding

  • What kind of funding exists?
  • Who can apply?
  • Why is there a short-term and a large scale instrument?
  • Which activities are eligible for funding?
  • What is the process?

These and other questions are explained in these guidelines