Author: Common Space Initiative, The past few months have seen international and regional actors stepping up their game in Syria. The unprecedented agreement that was reached in Astana between Moscow, Ankara and Tehran on 4 May allowed idealists and critics alike to envisage an incremental stabilization plan that could enable the beginning of the […]
This report is a preliminary scoping review of the emerging roles played by women in the public sphere in Syrian cities today. It is meant as an evidence mapping exercise to chart the terrain for future research. The main research question was defined: What roles and opportunities are available/emerging for women in relation to governance […]
By the Syrian Echoes “Stories from the ground” editorial team, based on a case study from the paper “Women’s Participation in Syrian Cities Today: Emerging Roles and Opportunities” prepared in the context of a project funded by the European Union. The complete paper is featured in the Publications section (link to the Publication). Back in […]
Author: Syrian Center for Policy Research, The Syrian Center for Policy Research has published a detailed, field-based report on the impact of the armed conflict in Syria on social relations. It uses the concept of social capital as an approach to analyzing trust, cooperation, and shared values in different regions in Syria over time, and proposes […]
Author: Samir Aita, Cercle des Economistes Arabes, A research study was conducted to identify key methods of analysis, essential data collection, monitoring and frameworks to address the economic assessment of urban issues for the reconstruction of post-conflict Syria. The research identified some of the primary economic strengths and weaknesses, opportunities and constraints of Syrian cities […]
Author: Lea Pakkanen, Felm, The Syrian war has left the EU in a second-tier position among international actors, with little influence over the course of events in Syria. Yet it has fallen to the EU countries to bear the brunt of the war’s humanitarian, economic, and security consequences. The EU’s future role in Syria will be […]
Author: Maria Chalhoub, Common Space Initiative, On 4 May 2017, Russia, Turkey and Iran signed off on a deal in Astana to implement four de-escalation zones in Syria in the most recent effort to put an end to the violence in some of the most contentious conflict areas. The fact that the agreement was enacted […]
The traditional land tenure systems in the Levant are complex and overlapping, stemming from hundreds of years of evolution in legislative as well as socioeconomic conditions. By the end of the 19th century, the Ottoman authorities moved to codify the land management system and homogenize the legal framework for registering property. The move was mainly […]
Maria Chalhoub in-depth interview on the current situation in Syria and the role of the EU at the European Neighborhood Council (Mediterranean series).
Omar Abdulaziz Hallaj’s presentation on Syrian Cities and the Challenges of Reconstruction at the W.A.Ve. 2017 the Università Iuav di Venezia.