European Union

Funded by the European Union (EU) through the EU Regional Trust Fund for the Syrian Crisis (Madad) and managed by the German-Jordanian University, the EDU-SYRIA/EDU-JORDAN program has announced that disadvantaged Jordanian youth and young Syrian refugees can now apply for the Entrepreneurship Training Scholarship Program launched in partnership with Luminus ShamalStart.

The programme aims to provide proper entrepreneurial training and office space for 40 groups formed of Jordanian and Syrian youths to transform their progressive ideas into actual projects that can best serve their local communities.

It targets entrepreneurs with promising ideas in manufacturing, textiles, handicrafts, and service-based hardware with other related services, which will take place through the Business Accelerator at Luminus ShamalStart, which enables them to confidently enter and navigate the business world. With access to FabLab Irbid – a state-of-the-art manufacturing space – the first of its kind in Jordan and one of the 20 largest digital fabrication laboratories in the world.

The Euro 32.6 million-EDU-SYRIA / EDU-JORDAN scholarship program aims to provide more than 3000 scholarships for Syrian refugees and vulnerable Jordanians who are beneficiaries of local aid funds (the National Aid Fund, Al-Aman Fund, Zakat Fund, and Tkiyet Um Ali). These scholarships help the beneficiaries to pursue higher education (bachelor’s or masters), vocational education, or professional diploma in teaching. The project also provides training on entrepreneurship support and labor market preparatory courses.