Peace education in Syria evaluation

This summary outlines the internal final evaluation of the project Reducing young Syrians’ vulnerability to recruitment through peace education in Syria, Turkey and Lebanon. The project aimed to test the effectiveness of different youth programming methodologies at promoting young Syrians’ resilience to violence, in particular resilience to joining violent extremist groups, and to further understanding amongst practitioners.

The project was active between October 2015 and March 2016 and the evaluation took place in March 2016. The aim of the evaluation was to assess the relevance, effectiveness and efficiency of project implementation, and identify achievements against expected results and objectives. The evaluation showed that the provision of psychosocial support, safe spaces, supportive and positive models, and value-based lessons in non-violence, human rights and self-care helps young people to navigate and cope with the impact of war.