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Social entrepreneurship project for refugees, host communities in Turkiye to start this week

Project to support women and young people with $42.4M fund

Gökhan Ergöçün   | 25.05.2022
Social entrepreneurship project for refugees, host communities in Turkiye to start this week

ISTANBUL 

The Social Entrepreneurship, Empowerment and Cohesion in Refugee and Host Communities in Turkiye Project (SEECO), aiming to support women and young people, will be launched Thursday in the southeastern Turkish province of Mardin. 

Funded as part of the European Union’s Facility for Refugees in Turkiye (FRIT), the €39.5 million ($42.4 million) project will be conducted by the World Bank and the Turkish Industry and Technology Ministry's General Directorate of Development Agencies, according to a press release Tuesday by the ministry.

The two-year project will cover 11 Turkish provinces: Adana, Mersin, Gaziantep, Adiyaman, Kilis, Mardin, Hatay, Osmaniye, Kahramanmaras, Diyarbakir and Sanliurfa.

Within the scope of the project, women and young people will be trained and supported financially with up to €25,000 ($26,803).

"Inactive facilities will be renewed and 70 facilities in 11 provinces that can benefit at least 7,000 people will be restored," it added.

Representatives from the ministry, the EU Delegation to Turkiye, the World Bank and ambassadors from the EU members will attend the launching, the press release said.

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