European Readmission Capacity Building Facility - EURCAP

The objective of the EU Readmission Capacity Building Facility (EURCAP) – launched in April 2016 – is to contribute to effective and efficient cooperation in migration governance between the EU and its partner countries through capacity-building initiatives. The EURCAP Facility aims at strengthening partner countries’ capacities to manage returns and cooperate on readmission with the EU as well as to prevent irregular migration.

    The EURCAP Facility is funded by the European Commission's Directorate-General for Migration and Home Affairs with 38.5 million euro. The positive cooperation and concrete results achieved on return and readmission with partner countries, in particular Afghanistan, Bangladesh and Pakistan, has been underlined within the framework of the European Agenda for Migration.

    The EURCAP Facility provides a dedicated and flexible mechanism to assist the EU’s partner countries in four clusters:

    Readmission case management systems

    Voluntary return and reintegration assistance for stranded migrants, post-arrival reception and reintegration assistance

    Awareness raising campaigns on safe migration

    Knowledge management

    We directly contribute to the following Sustainable Development Goals: