Experts meetings and Workshops
Workshops series on the roots and impact of the Syrian crisis, conducted before the report launch
Workshop on Institutional Pillar
A number of experts have met in the 30th of August 2012 at the Syrian Center for Policy Research to discuss the institutional pillar of the crisis. This meeting was a part of the “technical phase” for the “Syrian Crisis: Alternative Solutions” project. This phase intended to engage several experts in a dialogue about the crisis roots and impact in order to come up with mutual vision and alternatives to overcome the crisis. This meeting aimed to identify and analyze the institutional factors underlying the crisis, in addition to measure the crisis impact on the Syrian institutions. The outcomes of this meeting could be used to reach the optimal alternative to overcome the crisis taking into consideration the current and desired future of the institutional and political situation in Syria.
At the beginning, the SCPR was introduced in terms of motivations, objectives, team work, legal status, finance and funding, and the mechanism through which SCPR maintain its independency. Thereafter, the “Crisis in Syria: Alternative Solutions” project was presented as a national, participatory, and independent project aiming to build and evaluate alternatives to overcome the current crisis in Syria. Additionally, roots and impact of the crisis was presented with a focus on the institutional side, and then the participants provided valuable comments and suggestions.