Qudra - Strengthening Resilience of Refugee Hosting Countries in Response to the Syrian and Iraqi Crisis

Title of the action

Qudra - Strengthening Resilience of Refugee Hosting Countries in Response to the Syrian and Iraqi Crisis

Priority sector

Education; social cohesion

Implementing partner 

Gesselschaft fur Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) and following implementing partners: Expertise France (EF); L'Agence Françoise de cooperation médias (CFI); Agencia Española de Cooperación Internacional al Desarrollo (AECID); FIIAPP (Cooperación Espanola)

EU Contribution (EUR) 

18,207,812.00 EUR - 100 % of total cost. Turkey budget. Overall regional budget EUR 74 of which 70,6 million from the EUTF.

Main objectives

The overall objective is 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. The project has 5 modules, or specific objectives, 4 of which are relevant for Turkey.
The specific objectives are:
1. Education infrastructure: to enhance conditions at schools for host communities and Syrian refugees in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
2. Skills training: 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 Turkey.
3. Social cohesion: to foster social cohesion between refugees and local populations in host communities in Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey.
4. Supporting Local Administrations. Not implemented in Turkey.
5. Facilitating Dialogue and Dissemination.

Location

Jordan, Iraq, Lebanon and Turkey (Gaziantep, Urfa, Hatay, Kilis, Istanbul.)