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The European Union (EU) and United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) collaborate in contributing to the economic and social resilience of Syrians under Temporary Protection and host communities in Turkey and strengthening of national and local institutions.

The two-year project which began on February 1st, 2018, with €50m budget, focuses on promoting jobs creation, strengthening local government capacities and municipal services and delivering Turkish language training for Syrians under Temporary Protection in 11 provinces of Turkey.

The goal of the project is to contribute in providing jobs and livelihoods to 2,000 Syrians and host community members; ensure that 52,000 Syrians benefit from Turkish language training and more than 307,000 Syrians and host community members benefit from improved municipal services.

Through a resilience-based, local and sustainable development perspective, the Project proposes long-term, comprehensive structural solutions to the problems arising due to the Syria crisis.

Centered on economic integration, social cohesion, local capacity enhancement and regional development, Turkey Resilience Project in response to the Syria Crisis (TRP) combines UNDP’s 50 years of expertise in sustainable development and EU’s financial support.

Project activities address both Syrians under Temporary Protection and host community members while aiming to overcome the impact of the crisis and build a sustainable future for individuals, communities and institutions.

Turkey Resilience Project in Response to the Syria Crisis is implemented by UNDP in collaboration with the Ministry of Industry and Technology, Ministry of National Education and Ilbank.

Turkey Resilience Project in Response to the Syria Crisis, combines the UNDP’s 50 years of expertise in sustainable development and EU’s financial support.

Project is supported by the European Union Regional Trust Fund (EUTF) and aims to share the burden of Turkey, which still remains as the country hosting the highest number of refugees in the world.