HOPES Call for Proposals: Supporting Innovative Education Initiatives Targeting Refugees

Deadline: 1 May 2017

HOPES (Higher and Further Education Opportunities and Perspectives for Syrians) has launched a Call for Proposals to support 40 innovative education initiatives targeting refugees and vulnerable host communities across Egypt, Northern Iraq (KRI), Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and/or Syria.

Specific Objectives

  • Increase the number of the target group, refugees of post-secondary age from Syria as well as young people in host communities that are enrolled and trained in higher education programmes and training courses including innovative further education options and language courses.
  • Improve the situation and performance of already enrolled students, education and training institutions’ capacity to provide Syrian youth and vulnerable youth from the host communities, with opportunities to access further and higher education.
  • Promote refugee education through better access to online resources, innovative courses and educational support.
  • Overall, it aspires to empower young people from Syria to build their own career path by addressing their educational needs.

Funding information

  • Through this call a total of €1.5 million has been made available to fund for proposals, which allows for approximately 40 projects in total that can be funded across Egypt, Northern Iraq (KRI), Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and/or Syria.
  • All projects can request fund for their actions ranging from €6,000 to €60,000 for a maximum duration of 18 months.

Eligibility Criteria

The general criteria that proposals under the CfP have to comply with in order to be eligible:

  • Proposals come from Egypt, Northern Iraq (KRI), Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and/or Syria orgranisations involved in the higher education or post-school training of refugee from Syria.
  • Applications from the above-mentioned organisations and further and higher education institutes in Europe: this type of institutional cooperation has to be demand-driven and should arise from the needs of local organisation.
  • Applicants must be:
    • Local and/or regional education institutions
    • Local ministries (of Education and Higher Education, but also others e.g. Ministry of Labour)
    • Youth or labour organisations who are working with refugees
    • NGO’s (local, regional and/or global) working with refugees
    • Local authorities working with refugees
    • European education institutions – they can participate as a partner of a project, in which the local/regional organisation takes the lead.
  • European education institutions cannot apply as an individual entity or a leading partner in a consortium with a local/regional organisation.

How to Apply

Institutions have to apply for a grant by downloading the necessary application form from the given website.

For more information, please visit HOPES Call for Proposals.

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