Asylum, Migration and Integrafion Fund

The Ministry of Culture is an institution in Latvia in the area of integration delegated by the Asylum, Migration and Integration Fund. The leading institution of the Fund is the Ministry of Interior, while the audit authority is the Ministry of Finance.

Goals:

  • strengthen and develop all aspects of the joint European asylum system, including its external dimension;

  • provide support to lawful migration to the member states in accordance with their economic and social needs, for example, needs of the labour market, at the same time ensuring integrity of the immigration systems of the member states, and facilitate effective integration of the third country nationals;

  • strengthen fair and effective return strategies in the member states, facilitating the combating of illegal immigration, placing emphasis on sustainability of return and effective readmission in the countries of origin and transit;

  • strengthen solidarity and sharing of responsibility among the member states, especially with those most affected by the migration and asylum flows, including by carrying out practical cooperation.