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Living and Working Together: Integrating SuTPs to Turkish Economies in Türkiye

General Information

Title of the action

Living and Working Together: Integrating SuTPs to Turkish Economies in Türkiye

Priority areas


Focus priority area


Implementing Partner (contract signatory)

The Union of Chambers and Commodity Exchanges of Türkiye (TOBB)

Action Implementing Partner(s)

Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services (MoFLSS), Turkish Employment Agency (ISKUR), Vocational Qualifications Authority (VQA), and chambers.

Duration (months)

42 (Starting date: 26/12/2017)

EU Contribution (EUR)

EUR 15.000.000 Contracted under FRIT1 - EUTF funding.


Summary of the Action

Overall objective

To increase employability and economic and social resilience of Syrians under Temporary Protection (SuTPs) and host community members through vocational orientation, testing and certification.

Specific objective(s)

To increase the supply of SuTPs and host community members with certified vocational qualifications, and improve their employability; to increase willingness and capacity of businesses to employ certified SuTPs and host community members formally in selected provinces.


Sanliurfa, Istanbul, Hatay, Gaziantep, Adana, Mersin, Kilis, Mardin, Izmir, Bursa,Konya and Kayseri

Target groups

Syrians under Temporary Protection (SuTPs) and Turkish people

Expected results

1. At least 30.000 SuTPs/ Turks profiled in terms of skill mapping;

2. 30.000 SuTPs/ Turks provided with vocational guidance;

3. 20.000 eligible SuTPs/ Turks enrolled in certification preparation (orientation – 20.000 at most)) programmes and certification programmes;

4. 15.000 SuTPs/ Turks certified through certification programmes;

5. 3.000 certified SuTPs/ Turks (at least %50 from HC) having obtained employment as a result of the certification programme;

6. 2.000 ( at most) employed SuTPs provided with Turkish Language training through Kizilay, ISKUR and/or Public Education Centers;

7. At least 1.000 companies provided with information on SuTP work permit requirements and application process; importance of vocational certification.

Main activities

Component A: Conducting Labour Market Needs Analysis

A.1 Desk-research

A.2 Field study for the supply side

A.3 Field study for the demand side

Component B: Enhancing employability of SuTPs and host community members via validating these skills through certification

B.1 Profile Making

B.2 Testing and Certification

Orientation days

Establishing Cooperation Agreements with Authorized Certification Bodies

Vocational examinations and certification


Speed dating days

Financial incentives for companies

Turkish Language Training

Component C: Capacity building for local chambers and companies

C.1 Information Day in Ankara with local chambers project experts

C.2 Design and development of an online information centre (along with the project web-site)

C.3 In-house trainings for local project team expert

C.4 Study Visit to Germany

Project Management

Establishment of the central and local project team

Coordination and Synergies Activities

Establishing Cooperation MoLSS, ISKUR, SGK, VQA, MoNE, DGMM and KIZILAY

Obtaining the database of SuTPs from DGMM

Identification of the relevant stakeholders (local institutions, associations etc) in

the provinces to reach the SUTPs database

Visits to relevant stakeholders in the provinces (local institutions, associations etc) to obtain the database of SuTPs


Progress of Action as of 31 March 2020

State of progress


Progress against Facility Results Framework


• 24.064 Syrian refugees and host community members who benefitted from employment related services

• (Not Reported) Syrian refugees who completed a Turkish language course outside the formal education system


• 2 Syrian refugees registered with ISKUR

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 Türkiye.

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

³ A ‘snapshot’ indicator reports the current value at a particular point in time within a specific reporting period.