ESI's Kristof Bender participated in the "Debates on Europe" conference in Sofia, where he discussed demographic decline, work migration, and the impact of migration on sending and receiving countries.
Gerald Knaus spoke at a side event at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe on the occasion of the 10th anniversary of the PACE debate on political prisoners in Azerbaijan on 23 January 2013.
ESI’s Gerald Knaus was invited to give an online presentation on “Acting exemplary, talking populist? We (Austrians) and the refugees?”, organised by the Social-Democratic Teachers Association of Upper Austria.
ESI's Gerald Knaus argued that European refugee policy has become a policy of violence with deaths in the Mediterranean, mistreatment by state organs and pushbacks, and migrants being instrumentalised to fan the fear of uncontrolled mass migration.