Protracted displacement shapes the face of the region. With the Syrian civil war in its 10th year, lasting uprootings in Iraq, Yemen and Libya, as well as their effects on neighboring and European countries, the ongoing humanitarian catastrophe is at hands. The core goal of this conference is to not only analyze the situation but shift the focus from urgent humanitarian response to durable solutions. This conference is a multi-dimensional, interdisciplinary platform for discussion and dialogue. The Steering Committee encourages all participants to make a contribution related to the main and sub themes, to exchange experience and expertise and by doing so to contribute to the quest for sustainable solutions.