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Access to Higher Education for Syrian Refugees and Internally Displaced People to Prepare for Post-conflict Reconstruction of Syria and Integration in Host Communities

General Information

Title of the action

Access to Higher Education for Syrian Refugees and Internally Displaced People to Prepare for Post-conflict Reconstruction of Syria and Integration in Host Communities

Priority areas

Education

Focus priority area

Education

Implementing Partner (contract signatory)

Stichting SPARK (SPARK)

Action Implementing Partner(s)

The Council of Higher Education (YOK), Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities (YTB), University of Gaziantep, Harran University in Sanliurfa, Mustafa Kemal University in Hatay.

Duration (months)

53 (Starting date: 15/08/2016)

EU Contribution (EUR)

Total of EUR 18,496,641 (multi-country) out of which EUR 5,969,655 are allocated to Turkey contracted under FRIT-EUTF funding.

   

Summary of the Action

Overall objective

To provide services allowing Syrian youth as well as disadvantaged youth from host communities to follow further education with the objective to improve their socio-economic perspective in life.

Specific objective(s)

The specific objectives are:

1. To provide access to higher and vocational education to Syrian youth and disadvantaged youth in host communities.

2. To set up additional support mechanisms for entrepreneurship, transport and access to university facilities for the students who are participating in these programmes.

Location

University of Gaziantep, Harran University in Sanliurfa, Mustafa Kemal University in Hatay

Target groups

Vulnerable youth mainly among Syrian refugees, but also of disadvantaged host communities

Expected results

1. A mechanism is designed and implemented to provide transparent registration and selection procedures for students.

2. 484 students are provided with full bachelor scholarships including transport and subsistence allowance.

3. A communication mechanism is designed and implemented with students using social media.

4. Student helpdesks are established.

Main activities

609 scholarships have been provided.

All scholarship students have received support services6. Promoting energy efficiency campaigns.

   

Progress of Action as of 31 March 2020

State of progress

Ongoing

Progress against Facility Results Framework

TOTAL VALUE SINCE THE BEGINNING OF THE ACTION (Cumulative Indicators²)

• 609 higher education scholarships granted to Syrian refugee students

¹ The data in this Factsheet is sourced from the SUMAF Data Management System. SUMAF is a Facility monitoring and evaluation services project managed by the European Union Delegation to Turkey.

² A ‘cumulative’ indicator reports the total value of the indicator since the start of the Action.