Freiburg – ESI lecture on humane borders at Freiburger Montagsgesellschaft
ESI’s Gerald Knaus was invited by the Freiburger Montagsgesellschaft, an association of politically, economically and culturally engaged citizens, to speak about his book “Welche Grenzen brauchen wir?” on the future of asylum and migration policy.
Gerald spoke about the current situation at the EU’s borders, especially in the Mediterranean, and how migrants are being pushed back by EU member states. He explained that this situation can only be resolved in a humane way by having fast and fair asylum systems, cooperation with third countries, and by establishing resettlement cooperation programmes for refugees across the globe.
- ESI proposals website: EU-Turkey Statement 2.0
- ESI draft of a revised EU-Turkey Statement 2.0, 16 March 2021
- ESI Newsletter: Essay 1 - The promise and the agony – saving the refugee convention
- ESI Newsletter: The popularity of pushbacks – lessons from Australia, 7 June 2021
- Berliner Zeitung: Merkel advisor Knaus: Resettle refugees directly to Germany 17 March 2021
- Anadolu Agency, Humane borders, control through cooperation possible: Turkey, EU can show the way, 26 March 2021
- Falter: What borders do we need? Falter podcast of presentation by Gerald Knaus on refugee and migration policy, 5 April 2021
- Focus Online: Interview with Gerald Knaus: The Turkey deal has failed: "Germany could take in 30,000 refugees a year, 16 April 2021