ESI’s Gerald Knaus received the Karl Carstens Award 2021 by the German Federal Academy for Security Policy for outstanding services to communicate security policy issues and the idea of comprehensive security to the broader public.
Adnan Cerimagic took part in a study visit to Bosnia and Herzegovina organised by the International Institute for Peace (IIP), the Karl Renner Institute and the Austrian Institute for International Affairs (oiip) from Vienna
ESI’s Gerald Knaus was invited to give a presentation and to moderate a discussion panel on Afghanistan at the annual Visby Conference under the topic “Challenges, Cooperation, Confrontation – Global and Regional Dilemmas.”
Gerald Knaus was invited to give a presentation on the future of asylum and migration policy organised by the Stiftung Demokratie Saarland. He outlined ESI’s proposal for a new, humane approach on borders and asylum.
Gerald Knaus was invited to give the keynote speech for the Intercultural Week 2021 in Meißen, where he explained the historical importance of the Geneva Refugee Convention and emphasised its relevance for the present.
ESI’s Kristof Bender participated in a workshop in Budapest where he outlined how a coalition of EU member states could establish a system allowing to control the EU's external borders in a humane way, without systematic pushbacks and violence.