After receiving a fund as the only university above the Kurdistan Region and Iraq within the International Program of Erasmus+ (Funded by European Union), the first opening session of the Camp+ started on 10 to 11th of February, 2022. All the project partners attended this session; Erbil Polytechnic University representatives consisted of the Rector Assistant for Scientific Affairs Dr. Nageb Toma Bato, and the Head of Cultural Relations at the International Relations Office Department Asst. Prof. Dr. Abdullah Omer Yassin participated in the face-to-face meeting in France. Also, through online zoom, the EPU International Office Department Director Asst. Prof. Dr. Ranj Sirwan Abdullah and Dr. Selar Othman attended this event.
In this meeting, they accurately planned for three years, from 2021 to 2024, including the refugees and displaced people capacity building to cope with the society and strengthen their characters to seize job opportunities.
They also assured upon building a specific website for the project and conducting monthly meetings to follow up the project and provide a coordinator by each partner.
The project partners decided to hold the TOT courses (online or live) in Italy and pursue their management. Fifteen staff from the EPU, the Italian establishments, and Greece will attend these courses, from which five trainees will start working as trainers in the camps.
During the project continues, the partners will evaluate the process from inside and outside. Then, at the end of the project European Union will assess it.