HOPES provides funding for innovative short- term education projects implemented by local and regional educational institutions. The objective of the call for proposals is to increase the number of refugees of post – secondary age from Syria and young people from host communities enrolled in higher education programmes and training courses including innovative further education options and language courses.

It also seeks to enhance the education and training institutions’ capacity to deal with the specific situation of refugees and provide Syrians and vulnerable youth from the host communities, with opportunities to access further and higher education. It intends to promote refugee education through better access to online resources, innovative courses and educational support.


HOPES has launched the Call for Proposals (CfP) to support at least 40 innovative education initiatives targeting refugees and vulnerable host communities across Egypt, Northern Iraq (KRI), Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and/or Syria.

The first round of applications was launched on 1st  March 2017

Deadline for applications:  1st  May 2017.

The deadline for the call was extended till 10 May 2017.


Local and regional organizations can request funds for their actions ranging from €6,000 to €60,000 for a maximum duration of 18 months.


During the application period, one information session will be organised in all eligible countries: Egypt, Northern Iraq (KRI), Jordan, Lebanon and Turkey to provide more information on the call to potential applicants.


Please download and fill out the documents below. All applications shall be sent to by the latest on 10 May 2017.

Call for Applications are now closed.

The expected date for the announcement of selection results is late July, 2017.

The applicants will be notified in August 2017, whether they are successful or not. The selected applicants will be provided an implementation guideline, explaining the granting process, reporting and implementation rules.



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