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...

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Women’s association of Ajloun launched a project that aims to enhance the access of women and girls (from refugees, displaced and local communities) to protection, participation and services

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EU, UNESCO, partners announce ‘Support to livelihoods through cultural heritage development’ project

The European Union (EU), UNESCO and key partners gathered to honor the partnership and collaborations forged around the "Support to livelihoods through cultural heritage development" project. The project focuses on creating short-term decent job opportunities through employment-intensive methods applied to safeguard cultural heritage in the northern districts of Jordan and Iraq.

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Taking the next steps to implement the ‘forward programme’ that will benefit around 430,000 people from vulnerable communities and promote social stability and growth in Iraq

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