News

2024

June

18 June 2024

Gerald Knaus was invited to speak at a debate on “The human cost of EU migration policy,” organised by Doctors Without Borders Austria (MSF), where he advocated for migration agreements aimed at reducing irregular migration and preventing deaths at sea.

18 June 2024

Adnan Cerimagic took part in a discussion titled “Anticipating the EU Accession Process the Coming Years", presented some of ESI's research and analysis on the Western Balkans.

13 June 2024

Gerald Knaus gave a lecture at the NATO Defense College on “The Balkans on the edge”, speaking about security challenges and opportunities in the Balkans, focusing on both historical and contemporary issues. 

10 June 2024

Gerald Knaus told the German Bundestag's human rights committee that the weakening of the Council of Europe undermines human rights enforcement and called for the exclusion of non-compliant countries to restore credibility.

7 June 2024

Adnan Cerimagic participated in a training programme for young Western Balkan professionals, where he presented ESI's research and advocacy approach during a session on "Dealing with the EU Bubble."

7 June 2024

Adnan Cerimagic participated in the Sarajevo Plenum where he spoke online on the impact of the European and US Elections on the Western Balkans.

6 June 2024

Gerald Knaus gave a presentation at the Swiss Economic Forum on “Which borders do we need?” , where he spoke about the culture of fear and paranoia surrounding migration and reframed the issue as one where Europe has a real opportunity to take action. 

May

30 May 2024

Kristof Bender participated in and chaired a session on the stabilization, democratization, and integration of the Western Balkans at the annual symposium of the Europe's Futures programme, held on the Croatian island of Cres.

28 May 2024

Gerald Knaus gave the keynote presentation on“Humane Borders and the Future of Europe”,  where he highlighted the importance of actively defending the rule of law and democratic institutions in Europe.

24 May 2024

Adnan Cerimagic participated in a roundtable at Genshagen Castle to discuss EU enlargement and democracy consolidation with European government and think tank representatives.

22 May 2024

Kristof Bender, a member of the BIRN Fellowship for Journalistic Excellence jury, participated in awarding prizes to the top journalistic investigations of the 2022 cohort.

22 May 2024

Adnan Cerimagic participated in a European Council on Foreign Relations meeting in Zagreb to discuss Russian influence and recent elections in the Western Balkans.

17 May 2024

Adnan Cerimagic discussed how the EU can influence political, economic and security reforms in Bosnia.

12 May 2024

Gerald Knaus travelled to Rwanda to explore the possibility of an agreement on migration and resettlement with Europe, highlighting mutual benefits for refugees, Europe and Rwanda.

8 May 2024

Adnan Cerimagic took part in the Osteuropa-Salon (Eastern Europe Salon) organised by the German Eastern Business Association. 

6 May 2024

Gerald Knaus debated the future of EU migration reform in Copenhagen, focusing on how to create humane, effective policy.

6 May 2024

Adnan Cerimagic spoke at SIPRI's Stockholm Forum on Peace and Development, discussing EU enlargement and the Western Balkans.

1 May 2024

Gerald Knaus briefed senior US officials and major think tanks on migration, resettlement, authoritarianism, corruption and the importance of transatlantic cooperation.

April

27 April 2024

Gerald Knaus discussed migration's impact on democracy at vhs Heidelberg's Day of Europe.

27 April 2024

Adnan Cerimagic discusses EU reforms and ESI's research at a youth and women's political literacy workshop in Sarajevo.