Ref N° 489

Study to design a programme/clearinghouse providing access to higher education for Syrian refugees and internally displaced persons

Overall project value (EUR)
€ 99 796
Origin of funding
Proportion carried out by legal entity
Consortium members
B&S Europe
Start date
October 2014
End date
February 2015
Number of staff provided
102 w/d

Detailed description of project Back

The global objective of this assignment is to identify an EU intervention contributing to the mitigation of ruptures in the further/higher education cycles of young Syrians affected by the crisis and civil war in Syria.

The specific objective of the assignment is to assist in the design of a future programme by the EU to enhance access to further and higher education for young Syrians who had to drop out of formal education, especially internally displaced students inside Syria and Syrian refugees across the region, with a focus on Jordan and Lebanon, but also on Turkey and Iraq.

The programme should be as inclusive as possible and therefore could take the form of a regionally coordinated clearinghouse mechanism with several stakeholders and donors channelling their offers via a one-stop-shop for potential beneficiaries.

Type of services provided

  • Conduct a precise needs assessment of further/higher education needs by Syrian refugees based in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey, Egypt and Iraq, on the basis of studies that are already available and interviews with stakeholders in the field;
  • Map and evaluate the further and higher education service infrastructure in the region that is or could be made available to Syrian refugees. The geographical scope will be principally Lebanon and Jordan, but also Turkey, Iraq, Egypt and, more broadly, GCC countries; particular attention should be paid to innovative/non-stationary approaches in higher education service infrastructure provision, such as “remote/open” university projects;
  • Map and evaluate further and higher education programs that may exist in support plans by the main international donors for Syrian internally displaced people and refugees within Syria and the surrounding countries;
  • Formulate in detail a scope, budget and modalities of a future cooperation programme to offer enhanced and better coordinated access for qualified young Syrians to open university education, distance learning and higher education in institutions outside Syria; this includes defining the main elements for an Action Fiche for a future cooperation programme and proposing details for its implementation.

The services are provided by a team of 3 experts (Team leader (Higher education/Open Learning Expert; Finance/Open Learning Expert; Facilitator).

PROMAN is the lead company and provides the services of the Finance/Open Learning Expert and Facilitator.

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