Delegation of the European Union to Syria

EU-funded Projects for Syria

10/05/2016 - 11:46

Apart from direct humanitarian assistance, EU-funded projects in Syria also cover thematic sectors such as education, livelihoods, civil society and human rights, media, governance, health and agriculture.

The bulk of EU funding for assistance in Syria is spent in the Humanitarian sector. For more information on the EU's humanitarian assistance, please consult the Syria country page of DG ECHO. 

The EU is also funding projects in Syria  in non-humanitarian sectors, primarily through the European Neighbourhood Instrument (ENI), the European Instrument for Democracy and Human Rights (EIDHR), and the Instrument contributing to Stability and Peace (IcSP). The majority of such non-humanitarian funding is channelled through the European Neighbourhood Instrument and managed by European Commission Directorate-general NEAR (see also the DG NEAR Syria country page). Sectors covered by those instruments are: Education, livelihoods, civil society and human rights, media, governance, health, and agriculture. Implementers range from international non-governmental organisations (iNGOs) and European Union Member State implementing agencies to UN agencies.

A list with all projects as well as a break-down per instrument can be found below.

EU assistance to Syrian refugees which find themselves outside of Syria (Turkey, Lebanon, Jordan, Iraq as well as non-EU countries in the Balkans) is channeled through the EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian crisis.

In 2015 the EU provided €4.6 million to the Organisation for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons (OPCW) special missions in Syria, including activities related to the OPCW Fact Finding Mission and the Joint Investigative Mechanism with the UN, in support of UN Security Council Resolution 2235(2015) and within in the framework of the EU's Strategy against Proliferation of Weapons of Mass Destruction.


List of all EU-funded projects in Syria

ENI projects

ICSP projects 


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