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NGO Position Paper Realising the Potential of AMF

Realising the potential of the Asylum and Migration Fund

A Position Paper from Migrant Rights Centre Ireland, Cross Care Migrant Project,
NASC Immigrant Centre, Irish Refugee Council, Cultúr

This position paper has been developed by organisations working at a local and
national level on the integration, social inclusion, human rights and equality for
asylum seekers, refugees, non EEA migrants and migrant workers in Ireland.
A Roundtable with over 25 organisations was held in February 2013 (see
appendix I and II). The content for this position paper is drawn from the
conclusions of this Roundtable.

The paper is intended to contribute to the successful development and
implementation of the Asylum and Migration Fund in Ireland 2014 -2017. The
analysis and recommendations presented stems from the experience of
administering a range of EU funds including the European Integration Fund (EIF)
and the European Asylum Fund (EAF), coupled with the experience of working
with asylum, immigrant and migrant workers for over a decade during the most
dynamic periods of inward migration Ireland has ever experienced. This paper
does not address Returns or Resettlement as it this is outside the remit of
participating organisations.

NGO Position Paper Realising the Potential of AMF 2014 - 2017 March 2013