The Definition of the Center

Name: Al-Furat Center for Studies

Headquarters & foundation Date: Syria/Qamishli; founded in February, 2018

The Nature of the Center’s Activities: An independent non-profit institution(think tank) dealing with the issues and matters of the Middle East and Syria in general and the territories of the North and East of Syria in particular.

The Center’s Logo: it is composed of four blue waves on a white ground that stands for the Euphrates River.

The Vision and Mission of the Center

The Center’s Vision: building a scientific research ground concerning the relevant  political, economic and social issues of the region in general and the territories of the North and East of Syria in particular, and focusing on the spread of the democratic values and intellectual freedom, and the dissemination of dialogue values.

The Center’s Mission:

– Exploring mechanisms and structures of developing research capabilities and attracting active minds and brains in society to form a think tank cell capable of producing distinguished visions and scientific thoughts in various issues related to the political and social (economic and social) reality directly.

-Introducing appropriate scientific propositions based on scientific analysis and explanation of current and future facts and events in the region.

The main objectives of the Center

The Objectives: The Center Seeks, throughout its work, to achieve objectives in the research field as the following:

1- The formation of a scientific and research grounds for the social reality on various political, economic and social levels in the region, aimed at achieving the scientific progress and development.

2- Contributing in building the future visions and tendencies for the societal institutions.

3- Providing relevant institutions in the region with current and future proposals and solutions for the most significant political, economic and social issues by introducing appropriate mechanisms based on surveys and studies that have been conducted by the Center.

4- The formation of a distinguished scientific and a research cadre who is capable of producing visions and ideas that is relevant to appropriate propositions in order to develop the political, economic and social reality in the region.

The organizational and administrative structure

The Center consists of the following managements and departments

1- The Management of the Center: consists of Executive Director and his two assistants; the Deputy Executive Director for administrative and financial affairs, and the Deputy Executive Director for public relations and Marketing affairs.

2- The Executive Board: it comprises of the heads of the departments, along with the Executive Director and both of his deputies.

3- The Center Departments: it consists of:

  • Studies and research projects and it has the following units:

 Political and Economic Studies

Social Studies

Media Studies

Field Survey Studies

  • Translation
  • Editing and Publishing
  • Human Resources
  • Financial and Logistics Affairs
  • Information Technology (IT)
  • Archives and Documentation
  • Legal Affairs

4- Advisory Board: comprises of the fellows who are highly qualified and interested in public affairs, they must not be less than 3 members.