Our Story:

Baytna was established in 2013 with the main objective to enable and strengthen Syrian civil societies as a force for democratic change. It provides a platform for all Syrian CSO’s fighting against oppression, aggressive powers and all unfriendly actors in Syria.

Baytna promotes inclusiveness, respect for human rights, accountability, and civil liberties using tools such as advocacy, lobbying, and policy making. By doing so, it strives to lay the foundation for long- term stability across the country and prepare for a democratic future for all Syrians.

Together we strive to empower Syria’s future.

Our Vision, Mission and Values:


An active Syrian civil society that fosters knowledge development; promotes active citizenship; practices democracy; defends, preserves, and channels citizens’ rights and interests; and develops a common set of values for all.


We are a non-profit/non-governmental Syrian organization that works to empower Syrian civil society to achieve democratic transition by:

  • Establishing neutral spaces for Syrian civil society actors and facilitating collaboration among Syrian, regional, and international CSOs;
  • Disseminating knowledge about and deepening concepts and frameworks of a diverse and inclusive civil society;
  • Awarding grants to implement civil society approaches and strengthen the legitimacy of civic action;
  • Promoting transparency and accountability within civil society;
  • Advocating for the causes, rights, and freedoms of the Syrian people locally and internationally.

Our Values

Since 2017, 110 projects were granted for a total of EUR 1,354,472.36 | 127 workshops were organized for a total of EUR 196,467.72 | 450 events were hosted with more than 10,000 attending

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