Launching of Projects Funded by EDU-SYRIA/ EDU-JORDAN
November 8, 2021
EDU-SYRIA/EDU-JORDAN Program, funded by the European Union through the Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian Crisis, “Madad”, and managed by the German Jordanian University, launched today nine projects to improve the livelihood options of vulnerable Jordanian and Syrian refugees and youths.
These nine projects, funded through the following components: the “Bottlenecks” Alleviation Program and the Entrepreneurship Training Scholarship Program, will provide the beneficiaries with access to higher and vocational education and improve their employability opportunities.
The EU representative, Dr. Anna Schmidt, stated “The EU is proud to support a programme that is not only supportive of innovation but innovative in its own design, as the only locally-led EU funded project in Jordan. Only 3% of refugees worldwide have access to higher education. With this programme we invest in learning but also employability and entrepreneurship. We are trying to build a community of learners that will not only financial support but also inspire the next generation of Syrians but also Jordanians.”
The EDU-SYRIA/EDU-JORDAN programme is part of the EU-funded project to support higher education for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanian youth, aiming to provide young students with opportunities to pursue higher education (bachelor and master’s degrees), vocational education, technical training, special entrepreneurial training, and labour market-oriented courses, as well as summer programmes for high school students.