8th Brussels Conference on ‘Supporting the future of Syria and the region’ will take place on 27 May

Human Rights

The 8th edition of the Ministerial Brussels Conference on ‘Supporting the future of Syria and the region’ will take place on Monday 27 May, in Brussels.

The Ministerial meeting will see the participation of representatives from the EU Member States, Syria’s neighbouring States, and third countries, as well as representatives from the United Nations, international organisations, and Syrian civil society. 

The High Representative/Vice-President Josep Borrell will co-chair the conference on behalf of the European Union, together with Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement, Olivér Várhelyi, and Commissioner for Crisis Management, Janez Lenarčič.

The ministerial section of the Conference, preceded by the ‘Day of the Dialogue’ on 30 April, aims to mobilise vital financial support in order to address the most pressing needs of Syrians and their host communities, and to renew the international community’s support for a political solution in line with UN Security Council Resolution 2254.   

Since 2011, the European Union and its Member States have been the largest donors of humanitarian and resilience assistance to Syria and the region providing over €33 billion in response to the Syrian crisis.

For more information on the conference, please consult the VIII Brussels Conference website, available in English and Arabic. See more information on the EU policy towards Syria on the EEAS webpage. The latest financial tracking report on ‘Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region’ is also available here.

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