How Can Europe Lead on Finding a Sustainable Solution for Syria?

Date

03 Apr 2017 to 04 Apr 2017

Section

Global Europe

Event Location

Brussels

Event Description

HOW CAN EUROPE LEAD ON FINDING A SUSTAINABLE SOLUTION FOR SYRIA?

A DISCUSSION WITH SYRIAN CIVIL SOCIETY

 

WEDNESDAY, 5 APRIL AT 2:30PM

RESIDENCE PALACE – INTERNATIONAL PRESS CENTRE RUE DE LA LOI 155, BRUSSELS

RSVP to  brussels@independentdiplomat.org

 

Finding a sustainable solution to the Syrian crisis requires addressing the refugee crisis, extremism and the need for political transition.  How can Europe and the United Nations be more effective in their efforts to resolve these issues? What would real European leadership on Syria look like?

 

On April 5, please join a panel of Syrian civil activists to discuss their solutions for the Syrian crisis and how they believe Europe, the United Nations and Syrian civil society can work in partnership to achieve a free, democratic, and inclusive Syria. All panelists will be participating in "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" conference side-events, where they will meet with High Representative Federica Mogherini and UN Special Envoy for Syria Staffan De Mistura.

 

You can join the conversation on social media using hashtags #WithSyria #FutureofSyria.

 

PANELISTS

Moderated by Lotte Leicht, Human Rights Watch EU Director

 

Massa Mufti, Chair of Sonbola Group for Education and Development, has over 20 years of experience in the field of education, having held a variety of positions in Syria, Lebanon, and the United States. She has spoken about the Syria Education Crisis all over the world, including at the UN General Assembly in 2016.

 

Assaad Al Achi, Executive Director of Baytna Syria, is a Syrian economist and civil society activist. A founding member of the Local Coordination Committees in Syria, Assaad is the co- founder of the Civil Society Geneva Declaration Initiative.

 

Mazen Darwish, Chairman of the Syrian Centre for Media and Freedom of Expression, is a Syrian lawyer, activist, and former political prisoner. He has received numerous international awards for his work on freedom of the press, including being named as a World Press Freedom Hero by the International Press Institute.

 

Hozan Ibrahim, Executive Director of Citizens for Syria a Syrian civil society organisation that has facilitated a number of projects across Syrian Civil Society and Syrian NGOs since 2013, including the largest mapping of civil society actors in Syria.  Citizens for Syria is also a member of “We Exist” an advocacy alliance active on the Syria crisis.

 

Mariah Al Abdeh, Executive Director of Women Now for Development (WND), holds a PhD in Microbiology and a Master’s Degree in Project Analysis and Sustainable Development. She joined WND in 2013 and has facilitated its growth into the largest network of women empowerment centers inside Syria. She has received numerous awards for her work on women’s rights.

 

 

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