Supporting Resilience and Social Cohesion with Decent Livelihood Opportunities

Project Overview

The overall objective of the project is to strengthen the resilience and social cohesion of refugees and host communities in Turkey by promoting access to decent work and inclusive economic growth underpinned by decent work principles.

It is aligned with the 11th Development Plan of Turkey under related measures referring to employment and working life, international migration. Further, the Project is linked with the “National Employment Strategy” which is geared towards developing policies providing equal opportunities to all and preventing discrimination as well as protecting workers and promoting social dialogue.

The proposed project objectives are closely aligned with the 2030 Agenda for SDGs, mainly with Goal 8 “to promote sustained, inclusive and sustainable economic growth, full and productive employment and decent work for all”.

Project Objectives

Objective 1: Employability of refugees and host community members as well as their resilience in the labour market strengthened through skills development trainings

Objective 2
: A strengthened enabling environment for business development and economic growth generate more and better entrepreneurship and formal job opportunities for refugees and host communities

Objective 3
: Labour market governance institutions and mechanisms strengthened for inclusive labour market policies protecting the rights at work of refugees and host communities

Target Group

Syrians under Temporary Protection and Refugees under International Protection and  Host Communities (with a specific focus on women, youth and people with disabilities) at İstanbul, İzmir, Bursa, Ankara, Adana, Mersin, Şanlıurfa, Kahramanmaraş, Konya, Hatay, Eskişehir, Denizli, Gaziantep, Manisa, and Kilis.


U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Population, Refugee and Migration