Six partners from Europe and eight from South Mediterranean Countries (Jordan, Lebanon and Iraq) are gathering on February 14-15, 2017 in Rome at UNIMED premises for the Kick-off meeting of the RESCUE project (Refugees Education Support in MENA Countries), coordinated by UNIMED.

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.

During the two-day event, the participants will discuss how to support the Partner Country Universities in structuring an effective response to the refugees 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.

Besides the KoM, UNIMED is organizing a workshop on Refugees in Europe and MENA Region, on 15th of February 2017 in Rome at UNIMED premises.

The event will be an opportunity for the interested stakeholders to discuss about the refugees condition in European Higher Institutions as well as in the MENA region benefiting from different experiences and hearing voices from the field. Representatives from Iraqi, Lebanese and Jordanian Universities will attend the meeting so we highly encourage you to participate in order to share with them future initiatives and cooperation projects.