EU Regional Trust Fund in Response to the Syrian crisis



EU Regional Trust Fund in
Response to the Syrian Crisis
The Trust Fund at a Glance
Introduction Video


Since its establishment in December 2014, an increasing share of the EU's support for Syrian refugees and Syria's neighbouring countries is provided through the EU Regional Trust Fund.
  • Flexibility through regional scale

    Enabling multi-country as well as local synergies.

  • Bridging

    The humanitarian-development nexus with quick-impact as well as multi-year programmes.

  • Strategic partnerships

    With donors, host countries, and implementing partners through inclusive governance in the Board and multi-partner actions.

  • Adaptable

    Capable to respond timely to shifting needs and new developments in the region.

  • Critical mass and efficiency

    Maximising impact through pooling of funds from across the EU budget & donors, large programmes and low transaction cost (less  than 1%).

  • Forward planning

    Potential post-crisis funding tool in support of voluntary return & recovery.

Our Impact: Voices from the ground
Shaping the leaders of tomorrow

Jihane Mourjan had been volunteering with the Sadiq programme - an initiative that aims to protect youth, adolescents and children from the problems they face - in Jordan before deciding to establish her own organisation, the Bushra center in Zarqa in 2016: “I really loved volunteer work and that’s why I decided that I need to do something for the community and to help the marginalised segments of society”. The main idea behind the center was to help children and women from local and refugee communities find a safe haven. In addition, Jihane wanted to help them benefit from vocational...

In the news
News Article

The EU and the Jordanian Government signed an additional grant agreement for 20 Million Euros to support the Ministry of Education in dealing with the consequences of the Syrian refugee crisis according to the plan of the Jordanian response to the Syrian crisis.

News Article

For most people in the UK, Brussels is all about the ongoing Brexit delays. What hasn’t made the news is the other important issues being discussed in the European Parliament. In March, I stood in front of a thousand people in the Belgian capital, including world leaders and delegates from 56 countries. I was there to tell them how the Syria crisis has affected my life.

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