Strengthening the PRACtical skills in the PSYCHOlogical sector in the Palestinian Higher Education for responding to societal challenges and labour market requirements

Project Details


“PSYCHO-PRAC-Strengthening the PRACtical skills in the PSYCHOlogical sector in the Palestinian HEIs for responding to societal challenges and labour market requirements” project aims at increase the quality, modernisation and responsiveness of the higher education in Palestine, targeting 3 Psychology Departments.
In Palestine, the professional development of universities staff members is restricted due to the absence of regular Exchange and scholarship programmes to upgrade their qualifications and their teaching skills.
Involving 6 partners from 3 countries (Palestine, Italy and Spain), the project will answer to these needs by implementing a comprehensive Capacity Building Programme (WP2) addressed to n. 90 HEIs academic and management staff and n. 15 students designed according to real problem-based teaching and learning needs.
Thanks to the EU expertise, N. 5 Curriculum and the respective Syllabus will be upgraded (WP3), with an intensive practical-oriented part. In order to guarantee a regular practical experience to the students, n. 3 Applied Psychology Laboratories will be set up.
By addressing the Gaps in the practical aspect of the Psychology Departments, the project answers to the Palestinian labour market’s requirements providing students with practical skills.
Both academic staff and students will benefit by the EU experience through field visits, in presence and on-line interactions and 6 Exchange opportunities in Italy and Spain. To ensure the sustainability and to foster the HEIs networking opportunities, a Regular Internship Programme will be established (WP4). N. 3 Psychological Hubs will be created to provide psychological services addressed to vulnerable groups in the society and establish a stable on-the-job training programme.
To raise the awareness on the mental health, n. 60 students will be involved in a students-led awareness campaign that it is expected to reach at least n. 10000 people and 1 International Conference will be organized.
Short titlePsycho-Prac
Effective start/end date1/03/2428/02/27

Collaborative partners

  • Universita degli Studi di Enna Kore (UKE) (Coordinator) (lead)
  • Associazione Culturale Cooperazione Internazionale Sud Sud (CISS) (Project partner)
  • Al-Azhar University – Gaza (AUG) (Project partner)
  • Al Istiqlal University (Project partner)
  • Al Quds University (Project partner)
  • Gaza Community Mental Health Programme -GCMHP (Project partner)
  • Ministry of Education and Higher Education of the Palestinian National Authority (Project partner)


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