The Syrian British Council
SBC is established as a channel of communication and consultation among Syrians in the United Kingdom, as a means of uniting their voices and efforts and as a vehicle to ensure that these voices reach the desks of policy makers.
The Council promotes the integration and empowerment of Syrians in British society, and simultaneously advocates for the UK Government to adopt policies directed at reducing the humanitarian burden upon civilians in Syria, addressing the root causes of the Syrian crisis, and advocating accountability for perpetrators of war crimes and crimes against humanity.
The Council thus constitutes a bridge of communication between the United Kingdom and Syrians.
We promote the integration and empowerment of Syrians in British society and work towards rebuilding Syria as a free, civil and democratic state.
ADVOCACY & POLICY
We work with our British partners to bring about policy to serve the creation of a democratic and free Syria that abides by international humanitarian and guarantees the universal human rights of Syrians in every aspect of political, professional and social life. The Council also works to bring to justice those complicit in human rights violations pertaining to Syria.
AWARENESS & EMPOWERMENT
We work to increase the awareness of Syrians within the UK with respect to laws and policies that are relevant to them, and to familiarise them with the means of bettering their circumstances. The Council also endeavours to highlight Syrian talents and initiatives, coordinating with governmental, non-governmental and academic bodies to create opportunities for Syrians to develop and learn.