Join EPIM’s New Governing Body as a Forum Member

Join EPIM’s New Governing Body as a Forum Member

An opportunity to be part of EPIM’s first-ever Forum 

Embark on a unique and transformative journey with EPIM as we reach out to passionate individuals eager to shape the future of migration, democracy and belonging in Europe. 

We are looking for up to 16 dynamic Forum members based in Europe, who will bring a wealth of perspectives, knowledge, connections and lived experiences in areas relevant to EPIM’s work. We are keen to engage with a broad spectrum of actors in the ecosystem, especially those whose voices are currently under-represented.  

As a Forum member, you will be an integral part of a collaborative effort, connecting with peers in stimulating and curated spaces. Together, we will strategise, learn and reimagine, what supporting civil society organisations and others that strive to improve how migration is experienced across Europe, looks like. 

Commitment as a Forum Member is estimated at five to six days a year, including participation in an annual two-day in person gathering and several online preparatory meetings. Forum members will receive an honorarium in addition to having travel costs covered.  

This is a unique opportunity with an initial three-year mandate, allowing you to be at the forefront of social changes in migration.  

Please note that you should be resident in Europe (we use the broadest possible definition – the Council of Europe’s 46 member states) to apply.

Please find application information below:

EPIM will be hosting two interactive online information sessions to answer any questions you have about EPIM, the Forum, what we stand for, what we do and how to apply.  

Click the links below to sign up for the online Q&A sessions:

January 30th (10:00-11:00hrs CET)

January 31st (18.00-19.00hrs CET)

About EPIM 

EPIM, the European Programme for Integration and Migration (soon to be the European Philanthropic Initiative for Migration) is Europe’s largest and longest-standing philanthropic collaborative working on issues of inclusion and migration.  

We fund and nurture alliances and partnerships among and beyond civil society organisations. We curate the migration ecosystem and cultivate a shared narrative for the changes we wish to see. By doing so, we wish to see a Europe where migration is accepted as part of its history, present and future, where its societies thrive, and where migrants belong, assert their rights, and have the agency to shape their future. For more, have a look at our newly adopted Theory of Change and Approach and Priorities. 

Governance and the EPIM Forum 

In 2023, EPIM approved a mixed governance model creating a more democratic, objective, legitimate and future-proof decision-making structure. Going forward, all three levels of governance will include an equal proportion of representatives from EPIM Partner Foundations’ representatives and external members (see image below). Thus, all strategy and funding decisions will now be collaboratively made by a combination of EPIM funders and other practitioners and experts with knowledge and connections to the issues. 

EPIM is hosted by NEF, the Network of European Foundations. NEF holds ultimate legal and financial accountability for EPIM and recognizes the EPIM Forum and the EPIM Executive Council as the governance bodies responsible for EPIM’s strategic direction and management.