Athens – ESI at Friedrich Ebert Stiftung workshop on security in the Eastern Mediterranean

5 October 2023
Photo: ESI

ESI’s Gerald Knaus was invited to chair a panel on migration at a workshop on “Security Dynamics in the Eastern Mediterranean: Exploring Challenges in the Greece-Turkey-Cyprus Conflict Triangle and Beyond” organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

The workshop focused on the Eastern Mediterranean’s complex security issues, particularly the conflict triangle involving Greece, Turkey, and Cyprus. The topics discussed were on hard security, energy, migration, and gender.

Gerald debated how to develop in-depth policy proposals for a unified European security framework. He also discussed ESI’s research into the tensions in the Eastern Mediterranean and the revitalisation of the EU-Turkey Statement, focusing on humane approaches to migration policy.

The other panellists were Angeliki Dimitriadi, (Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy), Didem Danış, (Galatasaray University & Association for Migration Research) and Stavros Stavrou, (Cyprus Refugee Council).