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European Refugee Fund

The European Refugee Fund forms part of the general Programme titled Solidarity and Management of Migration Flows. Its main purpose is to support Member States’ ability to adequately and safely receive refugees and displaced persons.


MJHA/MHPA Departments and entities that benefited from the ERF

To date a number of calls, covering the years 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011, have been issued and adjudicated in Malta. Details of beneficiaries, project names and financing received are as follows:


     2008


Beneficiary: Detention Service
Project Name: Provision of food supplies and medical support for Third Country Nationals residing in closed centres
EU Co-financing: €334,021
Public Co-financing: €2,051,844

Beneficiary: Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers
Project Name: Biometric IT-based platform for the management of open accommodation centres
EU Co-financing: €48,803
Public Co-financing: €16,268

Beneficiary: Marsa Open Centre
Project Name: Strengthening infrastructure and integration services for residents through self-empowerment at the Marsa Open Centre
EU Co-financing: €174,821
Public Co-financing: €58,273

Beneficiary: Detention Service
Project Name: Emergency Measures – refurbishment of Hermes Block
EU Co-financing: €416,000
Public Co-financing: €104,000


     2009


Beneficiary: Marsa Open Centre
Project Name: Providing a better quality of life to the residents of the Marsa Open Centre
EU Co-financing: €184,809
Public Co-financing: €61,603


Beneficiary: Office of the Refugee Commissioner
Project Name: Post Application Client preparation and asylum determination interviewing centre for asylum seekers
EU Co-financing: €202,837
Public Co-financing: €67,612

Beneficiary: Detention Service
Project Name: Emergency Measures – Refurbishment of sanitary facilities at the Tent Compound, Lyster Detention Centre
EU Co-financing: €12,000
Public Co-financing: €3,000

Beneficiary: Detention Service
Project Name: Emergency Measures – Manufacture and installation of six staircases, allowing mobile homes to be placed on each other at the Tent Compound, Lyster Detention Centre
EU Co-financing: €14,400
Public Co-financing: €3,600

Beneficiary: Detention Service
Project Name: Emergency Measures – Procurement of four mini buses for the Detention Service for transport of immigrants
EU Co-financing: €105,600
Public Co-financing: €26,400

Beneficiary: Detention Service
Project Name: Emergency Measures – Construction of separate recreational yards for single females and married couples at the Safi Detention Centre
EU Co-financing: €131,200
Public Co-financing: €32,800

Beneficiary: Detention Service
Project Name: Emergency Measures – Refurbishment of a derelict building into a Medical Isolation Section at Safi Detention Centre
EU Co-financing: €18,640
Public Co-financing: €4,660

Beneficiary: Detention Service
Project Name: Emergency Measures – Provision of metal dining tables
EU Co-financing: €8,800
Public Co-financing: €2,200

Beneficiary: Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers
Project Name: Emergency Measures – Improvement of sanitary and dining facilities at Hal Far (Hangar) pen Centre
EU Co-financing: €281,600
Public Co-financing: €70,400

Beneficiary: Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers
Project Name: Emergency Measures – Procurement of supplies for the immigrant population in the open centres
EU Co-financing: €154,400
Public Co-financing: €38,600

Beneficiary: Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers
Project Name: Emergency Measures – Improvement to reception facilities (open centres) – works for the construction and servicing of a guard room, security grilles and gates, and ancillary work at the Marsa Open Centre.
EU Co-financing: €36,000
Public Co-financing: €9,000

Beneficiary: Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers
Project Name: Emergency Measures – Transport Facilities for immigrants residing in open centres managed by AWAS
EU Co-financing: €36,000
Public Co-financing: €9,000

Beneficiary: Office of the Refugee Commissioner
Project Name: Emergency Measures – Increasing the operational capacity of the Office of the Refugee Commissioner
EU Co-financing: €258,400
Public Co-financing: €64,600


     2010


Beneficiary: Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers
Project Name: An employment support initiative for refugees and beneficiaries of protection
EU Co-financing: €134,374.29
Public Co-financing: €44,791.43

Beneficiary: Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers
Project Name: Better quality of life for residents at the Marsa Open Centre
EU Co-financing: €96,690
Public Co-financing: €32,230

Beneficiary: Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers
Project Name: Provision of language training for residents of Open Centres
EU Co-financing: €48,991.68
Public Co-financing: €16,330.56


Beneficiary: Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers
Project Name: Implementing a socio-educational programme for unaccompanied minor asylum seekers under a care order
EU Co-financing: €56,647.02
Public Co-financing: €18,882.34

Beneficiary: Office of the Refugee Commissioner
Project Name: Document analysis in the asylum determination process, training and implementation
EU Co-financing: €130,995
Public Co-financing: €43,665


     2011


Beneficiary: Agency for the Welfare of Asylum Seekers
Project Name: Improving the Quality of Services provided for Residents at Marsa Open Centre
EU Co-financing: €326,628.17
Public Co-financing: €108,876.06


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