Migration is a defining feature of urbanisation. Cities are places where people come together to live, work and find opportunities. It is also in the city where the reality of social and economic accommodation of newcomers and their interaction with host communities takes place.

In this context, the Mediterranean City-to-City Migration project (MC2CM), implemented by UN-Habitat, ICMPD, and UCLG, contributes to improved rights-based migration governance in cities. Through its three components: Dialogue, Knowledge and Action, MC2CM anchors migration governance to a process of urban planning addressing the objectives as set out in the MC2CM policy recommendations: Urban Challenges and Opportunities for the Mediterranean Region. MC2CM is in its second phase of implementation which began on 1 July 2018 and will run until 31 March 2021.

The MC2CM project team is pleased to share with you the MC2CM Call for Targeted City Actions. The call seeks to award Actions contributing to foster rights-based urban migration governance and advance social cohesion in the region, contributing to the implementation of the MC2CM Policy Recommendations in selected target countries (Algeria, Egypt, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, and Tunisia).

Please find here (https://bit.ly/2Hbv3rs) for your perusal the application package, including:

  • The Call for Targeted City Actions, including all relevant information
  • The application form
  • The budget template

The call will be open for applications until 27 March 2019. Applicants will be notified as of May 2019 for the Actions to start in July 2019.

We will hold two virtual information sessions on 18.02 (in English) and 21.02 in (French) to answer your questions. We also welcome any questions you have about the call in writing (French or English please) to the UN-Habitat Project Team focal Point: jesus.salcedo@un.org