Among the recommendations included in the Communiqué adopted by the CEI Ministers for Foreign Affairs at their meeting in Ohrid on 15 June 2015, are the need to contribute to global peace and security by establishing adequate measures for combating illegal migration and related crime, including radicalisation, violent extremism, terrorism and the foreign terrorist fighters phenomena.
 
To this end the CEI Secretariat, in agreement with the Macedonian Presidency, has decided to launch a-first-of-its-kind Extraordinary Call for Proposals of the CEI Cooperation Fund covering migration and related crime issues.

Public and private institutions registered in a CEI Member State as well as international and regional organisations are invited to apply for CEI co-financing for innovative actions favouring mobility and networking. Proposals need to focus on capacity building by transferring and sharing know-how, in particular from EU CEI Member States to non-EU CEI Member States.  The activities can take the form of conferences, seminars, workshops, and training activities.

Proposals are to be in line with the above priority areas and meet the criteria comprehensively outlined in the Call for Proposals.

Deadline for submitting applications: Thursday, 30 October 2015, 17:00:00 CEST (GMT+2) Trieste time.
Budget: 50.000 EUR.
Potential CEI contribution: up to 15.000 EUR.
Mandatory implementation period: 1 January to 31 December 2016.

Documentation: For more information: applications.coopfund@cei.int

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