The refugee crisis: a Syrian perspective


On 17 March 2016, the European Foundation for Democracy and KU Leuven hosted a policy briefing at KU Leuven campus in Antwerp to discuss the refugee crisis in the context of the Syrian conflict. The guest speaker was Bassam Al-Kuwatli, a Syrian activist currently based in Gaziantep, southern Turkey. He has been supportive of the Syrian uprising since the beginning and has managed the peace-building, justice and police department within the Assistance Coordination Unit and the National Coalition of Syrian Revolution and Opposition Forces (Etilaf), set up to coordinate assistance to those affected by the crisis.