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Qudra – Resilience for Syrian Refugees, IDPs and host communities in response to the Syrian and Iraqi crises

General Information

Title of the action

Qudra – Resilience for Syrian Refugees, IDPs and Host Communities in Response to the Syrian and Iraqi Crises

Priority areas

Education, Social Cohesion

Focus priority area


Implementing Partner (contract signatory)

Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ)

Action Implementing Partner(s)

Ministry of National Education (MoNE), Ministry of Family, Labour and Social Services (MoFLSS), local basic service providers, and civil society.

Duration (months)

38.5 (Starting date: 15/06/2016)

EU Contribution (EUR)

Total of EUR 74,600,000 (multi-country) out of which EUR 18,207,812 are allocated to Türkiye contracted under FRIT-EUTF funding.


Summary of the Action

Overall objective

To contribute to mitigate the destabilizing effects of the Syrian refugee crisis and to better respond to hosts’ and refugees’ needs in the communities hosting the refugees and their administrations.

Specific objective(s)

The project has 5 specific objectives, 4 of which are relevant for Türkiye, namely:

1. To enhance infrastructure conditions at schools for host communities and Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Türkiye.

2. To enhance skills training for educational and economic opportunities for host communities and Syrian refugees, in particular for youth and women, in Jordan, Lebanon and Türkiye.

3. To foster social cohesion between refugees and local populations in host communities in Jordan, Lebanon and Türkiye.

4. To facilitate Dialogue and Dissemination.


Jordan, Lebanon, Iraq and Türkiye (Adana, Gaziantep, Hatay, Istanbul, Kilis, Mersin, Şanlıurfa)

Target groups

Vulnerable Syrian refugees as well as host communities as in these countries.

Expected results

1. The physical infrastructure of schools attended by Syrian and Turkish children improved.

2. Teachers and students provided with teaching and learning materials.

3. Language capacities of Syrian teachers strengthened.

4. Social cohesion between Turkish and Syrian students in formal settings (i.e. schools) strengthened.

5. Qualifications for teachers of Public Education Centres, notably with regard to methods relating to adult learning and out-of-school youth enhanced.

6. Training modules offered by Public Education Centres, notably with regard to qualifications that increase (self-) employment opportunities and equip participants with life and reconstruction skills expanded.

7. Access to Public Education Centres for members of the refugee population improved.

8. Outreach of Multi-Service Centres (MSCs) improved.

9. Turkish and Syrian children, women and youth are empowered through skills development.

10. 11,880 individuals attend vocational and non-formal education activities.

11. Socio-cultural/intercultural activities and relevant Information on available refugee services provided to Turkish and Syrian youth.

12. Organizational capacities of Turkish and Syrian youth strengthened.

13. Relevant information on available refugee services and culturally sensitive intercultural activities provided for Turkish and Syrian youth.

14. Psychosocial support provided.

Main activities

1. Identification and rehabilitation/expansion of Public Education Centers conjointly with national government.

2. Provision of teachers with teaching kits and students with learning kits.

3. Training of Syrian teachers in Turkish Language.

4. Deliver extra-curricular inclusive cultural and sports activities.

5. Training teacher pool for methodological background in adult-learning methods and qualifications for teaching out-of-school youth.

6. Developing and establishing new training courses to reinforce life skills capacities.

7. Developing refugee access and PEC capacity building strategy and Introduce and continuously improve Arabic desks/interfaces.

8. Appraise renovation and restauration needs of MSC / Satellite Center buildings in Kilis.

9. Supporting partners in improvements based upon an assessment of needs and conditions at Multi Service Centers and Satellite Centers as well as needs and expectations of local population.

10. Training of representatives of Turkish and Syrian youths on culturally sensitive leadership and peer-to-peer approaches, organising socio-cultural dialogue at centres.

11. Implementation of youth-related intercultural activities by trained youth representatives in community centres and mobile units, dissemination of refugee oriented information releases with participation of refugee communities.

12. Providing quality psycho-social support at satellite centres and community centres based on clear guidelines which type of support to be offered.


Progress of Action as of 31 August 2019

State of progress


Progress against Facility Results Framework


• 889 refugee children and youth enrolled in non-formal education

• 615 educational personnel trained

• 17 existing schools upgraded in standards

• 577 refugees who received mental health and psychosocial support services

• 6.849 Syrian refugees and host community members who participated in employability skills training programmes

• 26 supported operational community centres

• 61.657 refugees and host community members who participated in social cohesion activities

• 3.255 Syrian refugees who completed a Turkish language course outside the formal education system

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.