Insights into EPIM

In Brief

About the Project

EPIM is a collaborative funding initiative of currently twenty-five grant-making foundations, hosted by the Network of European Foundations (NEF). Acting in a collaborative manner, EPIM’s Mission is to facilitate dialogue and build alliances and partnerships between those working on migration, with a systemic approach. Specifically, EPIM combines funds, expertise, and networks to connect and support people, organizations, institutions and movements to change the way migration is being addressed and perceived.
EPIM over the past two decades has positioned itself as Europe’s longest-standing philanthropic collaborative fund. It has played a significant role in influencing how migration and integration have been conceived, responded to, and addressed over the past two decades. 
In 2024, EPIM is moving towards a new phase, deploying a new approach and framing to their work – one that no longer views migration and integration as standalone phenomena and subjects. Instead, EPIM’s renewed framing underlines their interconnection to a broader set of societal challenges like addressing inequalities, strengthening civic infrastructure and the rule of law, combatting polarization and othering, and creating spaces for belonging – challenges that fundamentally impact all of us and all our democracies in Europe today, for how we treat migrants is a precursor to how we will treat each other in the years to come. As part of this process, EPIM is also implementing a new governance model, that reflects the diversity of society. 

Contact persons

Hrishabh Sandilya
European Programme for Integration and Migration
e-mail to Hrishabh Sandilya
Sophie Ngo-Diep
European Programme for Integration and Migration
e-mail to Sophie Ngo-Diep

Contact at Robert Bosch Foundation

Dr. Raphaela Schweiger
Program Director
Phone+49 711 46084-678
e-mail to Dr. Raphaela Schweiger
Dr. Ferdinand Mirbach
Senior Expert
Phone+49 711 46084-480
e-mail to Dr. Ferdinand Mirbach