Lunch-time Conference: Syrian children & Education: the EU-UNICEF commitment
In the frame of the European Year for Development 2015, the External Cooperation Infopoint (Brussels) is hosting a series of events organised by the European Commission in cooperation with other partners to address specific issues within education for development.
On the 23rd February (12:30 to 13:30) the Lunch-time conference at the External Cooperation Infopoint will address Education in Emergency Situations: “Syrian children & Education: the EU-UNICEF commitment”.
Introduction will be made by Ms. Véronique Lorenzo (Head of Unit DEVCO B4: Education, Health, Culture and Research - European Commission) and Mr. Arnaud Borchard (Head of the Development Section of the EU Delegation to Syria). A presentation will follow with Ms. Lila Pieters (Senior Advisor at UNICEF Brussels EU Office) and video message by Ms. Hanaa Singer (UNICEF Representative in Syria).
Registration required via: EUROPEAID-INFOPOINT-CONFERENCES@ec.europa.eu
Conference Language: English (Q&A session in the end: English/French)
This event is contributing to the European Year for Development 2015. More events will be announced shortly!
A snapshot of the conference: the EU-UNICEF commitment in Syria
The EU and UNICEF have been working jointly to ensure that 2.3 million children inside and outside Syria have their right to education fulfilled. The crisis has caused severe disruption of schooling for thousands of children. Together with the EU, UNICEF ensures that children who have missed out on education will be able to catch up with their learning. Hereby the EU supports UNICEF’s project with 15 million Euro, thanks to which 200,000 children in Syria received schoolbags, textbooks other educational material and over 600 teachers have been trained.