On Sunday, 24th of October 2022, the Erbil Polytechnic University Rector, Prof. Dr. Edrees Muhamad Tahir Harki, received Maria Martí Antonio Program Manager – Cooperation Section of the European Union, Maha Kattaa the International Labor Organization (ILO) Country Coordinator in Iraq, and Roman Hussein from UNESCO.

In the meeting, all parties discussed implementing joint projects to support displaced people and Syrian refugees. later, the Erbil Polytechnic University and ILO signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) to develop the skills of technicians and workers in cultural heritage. This agreement is considered a part of the implementation of the University’s strategy toward internationalization.

 The new partnership aims to develop and enhance the skills of the employment approaches to create decent job opportunities for displaced people, Syrian refugees, and host community members. ILO, jointly with UNESCO, implements the project, and European Union is the project’s financial funder. throughout this MOU ILO will build the capacities of trainers from EPU to implement the skills training programmes and monitor their training activities.