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News article13 March 2019Directorate-General for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations

Third Brussels Conference "Supporting the future of Syria and the region" – Day 2

The Brussels III Conference "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" (#SyriaConf2019), co-chaired with the United Nations, continues today with the second day of the Days of Dialogue at the European Parliament.

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The Brussels III Conference "Supporting the Future of Syria and the Region" (#SyriaConf2019), co-chaired with the United Nations, continues today with the second day of the Days of Dialogue at the European Parliament. Yesterday's panels were dedicated to the issues of youth economic and civic empowerment in Syria and the region, and comprehensive solutions for displacements. They were preceded by the Syria Digital Lab side event on "Unlocking the potential of the Syrian digital space". This morning, European Commissioner for Neighbourhood and Enlargement Negotiations Johannes Hahnopened together with the UN the second day of dialogue. European Commissioner for Humanitarian Aid and Crisis Management Christos Stylianides co-chaired the panel on protection with the UN. He will also chair a panel on education and child protection with UNICEF at 14:30 (broadcast on EbS). Two more panels co-chaired by the EU and the UN on the regional socio-economic recovery, and on justice and social cohesion in Syria are also taking place today. In the afternoon, High Representative/Vice-President Federica Mogherini will meet with the Syrian NGO Women Advisory Board and discuss the role women play in conflict resolution. She will hold a press point at the European Parliament at 16:30 (live on EbS) with UN Special Envoy for Syria Geir Pedersen. Following her participation to the closing session of the Days of Dialogue with Commissioner Stylianides at 17:00 (broadcast on EbS), High Representative/Vice-President Mogherini together with UN Women will co-host a dinner with Syrian women at Palais d'Egmont. More information on the Conference isavailable on the dedicated website and more information on the "Days of dialogue" is available here (focus on resilience and regional/development) and here (focus on humanitarian support).

For further insight into the EU response to the Syrian crisis, our factsheet and infographics on the EU response to the Syrian crisis in Jordan, Lebanon, Turkey and inside Syria are also available online.

For more information:

Maja Kocijancic – Tel.: +32 229 86570
Carlos Martin Ruiz De Gordejuela – Tel.: +32 229 65322
Matteo Arisci – Tel.: +32 229 80833
Alceo Smerilli – Tel.: +32 229 64887
Daniel Puglisi – Tel.: +32 229 69140

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