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HOPES - Higher and Further Education Opportunities and Perspectives for Syrians

General Information

Title of the action

HOPES - Higher and Further Education Opportunities and Perspectives for Syrians

Priority areas

Education

Focus priority area

Education

Implementing Partner (contract signatory)

Deutscher Akademischer Austauschdienst (DAAD)

Action Implementing Partner(s)

Republic of Turkey Ministry of Culture and Tourism Presidency for Turks Abroad and Related Communities; and Istanbul, Karabük, Adana and Gaziantep Universities

Duration (months)

52 (Starting date: 26/04/2016)

EU Contribution (EUR)

Total of EUR 11,999,879 (multi-country) out of which EUR 2,700,000 are allocated to Turkey contracted under FRIT-EUTF funding.

   

Summary of the Action

Overall objective

To improve perspectives for young Syrians and to contribute to the preparation for post-crisis reconstruction in Syria.

Specific objective(s)

To increase participation and provide better access to quality further and higher education opportunities in the neighbouring region for vulnerable Syrian youth as well as host communities.

Location

In Turkey; İstanbul, Karabük, Adana and Gaziantep Universities

Target groups

Syrian refugees of higher and further education age, disadvantaged Turkish youth, and university staff.

Expected results

1. Increased numbers of Syrian students are enrolled and trained in certified and recognised higher education programmes and training courses, including innovative further education options.

2. The capacity of tertiary education institutions and the capacity of young  Syrians and other vulnerable groups to access further and higher education opportunities has improved significantly.

3. A counselling mechanism providing information and support to young Syrians about existing opportunities for further and higher education is established.

4. Interventions in the higher and further education sector related to the Syrian crisis are better coordinated through stakeholder dialogue, networks and information tools.

Main activities

1. Provision of education counselling.

2. Provision of university scholarships.

3. Provision of Higher Education English Access Programme.

4. Launch of a call for proposal for short projects to increase the number of Syrian students enrolled and trained in higher education programmes.

5. Organisation of stakeholder dialogue, networks and information tools.

   

Progress of Action as of 31 December 2019

State of progress

Ongoing

Progress against Facility Results Framework

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

• 90 higher education scholarships granted to Syrian refugee students

• 108 educational personnel trained

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.