European Fund for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals
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European Fund for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals

The European Fund for the Integration of Third-Country Nationals is one of the four funds that finances national, transnational and EU level actions that are intended to facilitate the integration of Non-EU country nationals in the host countries, targeting recent arrivals in particular. Up to €825 million have been made available for the period 2007-2013 to cover such area.

Council Decision 2007/435/EC establishing the IF and Commission Decision 2008/457/EC of the 5th March 2008, laying down the rules for the Implementation of the IF as part of the General Programme 'Solidarity & Management of Migration Flows'.
The Fund is operated through shared management: in essence the European Commission allocates funds to the national Responsible Authority of participating Member States (including Malta) on an annual basis.  The RA would consequently issue calls for proposals, adjudicate projects, monitor their implementation and effect payments to the beneficiaries.  Subject to the availability of funds, up to a maximum of 75% of the projects' eligible costs can be co-financed out of the IF.
A control mechanism is in place to ensure that funds are managed properly:  expenditure is certified by the Certifying Authority and audited by the Audit Authority.
The funds allocated to Malta to date are as follows:
Year          ​Amount €
​2013          ​604,321.00
​2012          560,500.00
​2011          ​546,005.47
​2010          ​537,682.07
​2009          546,282.79
​2008          ​525,019.70
​2007          ​514,586.43


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The transparency obligations laid down in the regulatory framework for the IF require Member States to make publicly available the Multi-Annual Programme, the Annual Programmes and the details of final beneficiaries, names of projects and the amount of EU co-financing and Beneficiaries' allocation to them under each Annual Programme.

In this regard, follow the links below to access the indicated documentation:-
Annual Programmes
Multi Annual Programme
Strategic Guidelines
To date a number of calls, covering the years 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 and 2013 have been issued adjudicated in Malta. Details of beneficiaries, Project Names and financing received can be found here​​​​​​​.
Contact Information:
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Malta's National Responsible Authority
Funds and Programme Division
The Oaks Business Centre,
Block B,
Triq Farsons,
Ħamrun, HMR1321

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2555 2634

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