Panel Discussion: Syrian refugees’ economic participation in Turkey


The Durable Solutions Platform (DSP) and the Asylum and Migration Research Centre (İGAM) invites to a panel discussion on the topic of Syrian refugees’ economic participation in Turkey on Friday 5th April in Istanbul.

Date: Friday 5 April 2019
Time: 9:00 – 11:30
Location: Dedeman Hotel İstanbul
Language: English and Turkish (simultaneous translation)

Since the start of the conflict in Syria, Turkey has welcomed over 3.6 million Syrian refugees into its borders, making it the country hosting the largest number of refugees worldwide. In the last years, Turkey has increased its efforts to integrate Syrians into the country’s labor market. At this time, it is vital to better understand how existing legal, economic and socio-cultural barriers impact Syrians’ ability to become self-reliant and pursue sustainable livelihoods in Turkey without increasing tensions with host communities. At this event, the DSP and İGAM will present findings and recommendations from their joint research study conducted in late 2018, followed by reflections and a moderated Q&A with the audience members.


8:30 – 9:00


9:00 – 9:15

Welcoming remarks

Saskia Baas, DSP and Metin Çorabatır, İGAM

9:15 – 9:30

Panel discussion

Chair: Doğuş Şimşek, Koç University


Lana Stade, DSP

Nihal Eminoglu, İGAM

9:30 – 10:45

Reflections and moderated Q&A

10:45 – 11:00

Closing remarks

Saskia Baas, DSP and Metin Çorabatır, İGAM

11:00 – 11:30

Light lunch

To register for the event, please use this link.