Our objective is to bring an end to the conflict and enable the Syrian people to live in peace in their own country.
The EU is a full member and active participant in the International Syria Support Group. It fully supports the UN-led process, notably the efforts of the UN Special Envoy for Syria.
Only a Syrian-led political process leading to a peaceful and inclusive transition, based on the principles of the Geneva communiqué of 30 June 2012 and in line with relevant UN Security Council resolutions (notably 2254 (2015), will bring back stability to Syria.
In response to the continuing conflict and its consequences – both inside Syria and in neighbouring countries – the EU and its Member States are implementing a comprehensive EU regional strategy for Syria, Iraq and the Da'esh threat adopted in March 2015.
The Syrian crisis has become the world's worst humanitarian disaster. The EU and its member states are leading the international response. As the largest donor, they have mobilised over €6.4 bn in humanitarian aid as well as stabilisation and development assistance since the conflict began, to those affected by the conflict inside Syria and refugees and host communities in neighbouring countries, especially Turkey, Lebanon and Jordan. In December 2014, the EU Regional Trust Fund in response to the Syrian crisis has been established.
The EU Delegation to Syria has scaled down its activities in the host country. The Delegation staff operates from Brussels and Beirut, visiting Damascus on a regular basis.
The EU will continue its active engagement in the Global Coalition to counter ISIL/Da’esh. The Syria and Iraq: Counter-Terrorism/Foreign Fighters Strategy endorsed in October 2014 is an integral part of the regional strategy.