Council adopts €18 billion funds for Home Affairs

 15 junho 2021
Council adopts €18 billion funds for Home Affairs

​14 June is the culmination of the work of the Portuguese Presidency and marks the adoption by the Council of the three regulations on the financing of home affairs policies, under the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) 2021-2027.

The Union will thus have at its disposal the sum of EUR 18 billion to implement measures in the areas of asylum and migration, integrated border management and internal security.

The Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund (AMIF) will provide the EU with the necessary tools to respond to emerging migration challenges, within the EU and in cooperation with third countries, and focusing on 4 objectives: asylum policy, legal migration and integration, irregular migration and returns, and solidarity and responsibility-sharing between Member States.

The Instrument for financial support for border management and visa (established under the Integrated Border Management Fund) will enable the expansion of the European Border and Coast Guard, the modernisation of the common visa policy and the development and interoperability of large-scale IT systems.

As for the Internal Security Fund (ISF), it will improve the EU's capacity to prevent and fight terrorism and radicalisation, serious and organised crime and cybercrime, improve the exchange of information and intensify cross-border cooperation.