These units provide services of attention, information, advice, guidance… to refugee students who want to start or resume their academic and training career.
A delegation from the University of Barcelona participates this week in the evaluation of the first months of operation of the Refugee Student Operational Support Units (R-SOS units) that were created in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq within the framework of the European cooperation project RESCUE; specifically, at the University of Duhok and the Duhok Polytechnic University.
The RESCUE project, of which the UB is a partner, aims to improve the access of displaced people and refugees to universities in the Middle East and North Africa through the creation and management of the R-SOS units.
The R-SOS units are ad hoc support offices that provide services of attention, information, advice, guidance… to refugee students, internally displaced students and also local people who want to start or resume their academic and training career at the partner universities of the project, both in the Kurdistan Region of Iraq as well as in Jordan and Lebanon.
In the framework of its visit to the Kurdistan Region of Iraq, the delegation of the University of Barcelona has taken part in evaluative work sessions with the R-SOS units staff members.
This news is related to the following SDG of 2030 Agenda:
SDG 4. Quality education
Target 4.3: By 2030, ensure equal access for all women and men to affordable and quality technical, vocational and tertiary education, including university.
SDG 10. Reduced inequalities
Target 10.7: Facilitate orderly, safe, regular and responsible migration and mobility of people, including through the implementation of planned and well-managed migration policies.