European Union External Action

Reviving Mosul and Basra Old Cities - Phase 2

18/02/2021 - 12:08
Multisector

This project is a top-up to the ongoing EU 20 M Euro contribution to the UNESCO-led Revive Mosul and Basra initiative

This project is a top-up to the ongoing EU 20 M Euro contribution to the UNESCO-led Revive Mosul and Basra initiative

The overall objective is to contribute to economic recovery as well as to social cohesion through creation of decent jobs in re-construction of historical urban centres of Mosul and Basra as well as  support to Small and Medium Enterprises (SMEs) active in various sectors and the cultural and creative industries through a dedicated financing mechanism.

The project will support members of urban communities and households, entrepreneurs, business operators, local craftsmen, producers engaged in production and distribution of construction materials, as well as job seekers along the construction value chain and in other job-creating SMEs in Basra and Mosul. It will build up on the ongoing activities in both cities implemented by UNESCO and IOM in order to provide a quick response to the pandemic and ensure immediate impact on local economies.

The project is part of the EU’s response to the COVID-19 crisis in Iraq, with the overall objective to the socio-economic recovery, stability and socio-economic development of Iraq.

EU Contribution

13 M EUR

Start – end

2021-2023

Location

Basra

Beneficiaries

2800 Vulnerable youth and their communities and Micro and Small Entreprises

Implementing partner

UNESCO ( in partnership with IOM)

Funding Instrument

Development and Cooperation Instrument

Useful links:

https://en.unesco.org/news/unesco-and-ministry-culture-officially-launch...

 

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