Migrant and Refugee Fund
The Migrant and Refugee Fund is a trust fund set up by the CEB to help its member states address the challenges linked to migrants and refugees.
Accommodation and integration
The Migrant and Refugee Fund (MRF), established in October 2015, supports CEB member states in accommodating migrants and refugees who arrive on their territories. The Fund also supports CEB member states in integrating this population. All projects funded by the MRF must comply with the European Convention on Human Rights and the European Social Charter.
Strong support from the international communityTwenty-two CEB member states have contributed to the MRF. The CEB and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have also provided funding. In total, funds raised exceed € 28 million. Among CEB member states, the largest contributors are Germany, France, and Italy.
In 2019, the Bank allocated the remaining resources of the MRF, or € 1.8 million, to projects in Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Finland, Italy, North Macedonia, Portugal, and Serbia, covering both emergency assistance for migrants and refugees and social inclusion measures.