Migrant and Refugee Fund (MRF)

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.

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The Migrant and Refugee Fund (MRF) was established in 2015 in response to the surge of arrivals in Europe at the time. It 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. In 2022, the Bank started using the MRF to help its member states address the needs of displaced Ukrainians. 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 community

Twenty-two CEB member states have contributed to the MRF. The CEB and the European Investment Bank (EIB) have also provided funding. To provide assistance to displaced Ukrainians, the Bank replenished the Fund with € 5 million in 2022. In total, funds raised exceed reach nearly € 34 million. Among CEB member states, the largest contributors are Germany, France, and Italy.

MRF contributions by donor at end 2020

At end-March 2022, nearly EUR 31 million in grant had been approved from the MRF in favour of 35 projects across Europe.

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