Fri, May 06|
The Role of the Brussels Conference in Supporting the Local Economy in Northeastern Syria
Brussels VI Conference – Supporting the future of Syria and the region - SIDE EVENTS
Time & Location
May 06, 2022, 4:55 PM – 7:05 PM
About the event
As the conflict continues to open, the reality of Syria and the region in general remains far from stable and raises deep and serious concerns. The deterioration of local economies thought the region has exacerbated by COVID-19 pandemic in the last year in particular, with a large number of residents living below the poverty line and unable to meet the basic needs of life (This difficult reality also applies to Syrian refugees and their host communities in neighboring countries).
As the harsh suffering of the Syrians continues, Brussels conferences over the years have become an important station and opportunity to reaffirm the international community’s support for the Syrians and their right to a better future by reaching a political solution based on Security Council Resolution 2254, under the auspices of the United Nations. In addition to renewing the commitment to link the reconstruction process to the path of political solution, and the continuity of humanitarian support through effective approaches based on balanced and realistic programs that help Syrians to withstand and contribute to improving their worsening economic and social conditions.
The Main Topic:
Economic stability is a necessary entry point for social, political and security stability, and it is a critical factor in combating terrorism and extremism.
In this side event, we will discuss the role of international finance in supporting the local economy and achieving stability.
How does the Brussels Donors’ Conference contribute to overcoming the economic challenges facing Syrian people at home and in neighboring countries? What are the financial, policies and structure of the European Union?
- What is the impact of economic sanctions, the Caesar Act model? What are the constraints, and what are the exceptions?
- What is the impact of the border crossings’ closure on trade and humanitarian needs?
- How does international finance contribute to supporting different local needs (energy, agriculture, water…etc.)through sustainability-based strategies?
- How does this funding contribute to supporting programs combatting extremism and rehabilitating the environments affected by these ideas?
- How does it contribute to reducing immigration? And how does it contribute to encouraging return?
The Main Goal of the Event:
The key purpose of the event is to present concrete operational recommendations that address local economic needs, aiming at contributing to improving the economic conditions of the Syrian people and providing job opportunities. Likewise, achieving social stability and preventing the return of extremism.
Speakers will include:
- Gavin Evans: Syria Policy Officer, European External Action (EEAS).
- Neshtman Khalaf: Chief Executive Director of GAV.
- Rashed Al-Satouf: Chief Executive Director of HOC.
- Trude Falch: Head of MENA Section of NPA
Sponsoring Organizations for This Event: