RESCUE (Refugee Education Support in MENA Countries)


RESCUE is an international cooperation project selected for co-funding under the Erasmus + Capacity Building in Higher Education programme during the period 15 October 2016 – 14 October 2019.

The project is coordinated by Mediterranean Universities Association (UNIMED) and members of the consortium are Sapienza University (Italy), Universitat de Barcelona (Spain), Technische Universitaet Berlin (Germany), Istanbul Aydin University (Turkey), Holy Spirit University of Kaslik (Lebanon), Lebanese University (Lebanon), University of Duhok (Iraq), Duhok Polytechnic University (Iraq), Association of Arab Universities (Jordan), Yarmouk University (Jordan), Al-Zaytoonah University of Jordan (Jordan), Zarqa University (Jordan).

 The main objective of RESCUE is to help the Partner Country Universities in structuring an effective response to this problem, by creating ad hoc units (the Refugee Student Operational Support Unit – R-SOS), whose mission is to structure specific services supporting the refugee students in resuming their academic training path. The analysis carried out by the target Universities has shown that each one of them has different approaches and constraints vis-à-vis this problem, therefore ad hoc solutions must be implemented in each one of them.

Once the R-SOS units will be operational, the services they will deliver will help the refugee students in resuming their academic training path, in some cases by accessing the standard curricula on the same basis as all the other students, in some other cases by following ad hoc training courses providing them with basic skills and competencies useful for employment purposes.

Therefore it is expected that the setting up of the R-SOS units will help in improving the situation of the refugee student either by supporting them in getting a job in the hosting countries either in preparing them for returning to their origin country once the crisis is over.

For further information please visit the project website at:

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