The Silk Routes Facility

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. 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 accepted proposals in the range of 150,000 to 250,000 EUR. This funding is made available through an open Call for Proposals which has been closed recently. 

Six projects have been selected and a detailed update will soon be posted here.

How do I find out more?

For more information please consult the most recent fact sheet of the Silk Routes Facility and do not hesitate to contact:

Ms. Marija RAUS

Project Manager Facility

Tel.: +43 1 504 46 77 2443

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