Vienna – ESI at NEOS LabTalk "Paradise Europe? Opportunity Africa?"
ESI’s Gerald Knaus gave a presentation on European migration policy at the event "Paradies Europa? Chance Afrika?" of the Austrian political party NEOS. Gerald argued for a more realistic debate and the ability to control irregular migration. He challenged populist arguments that population growth in Africa inevitably results in an increase of irregular migration to Europe.
Gerald’s presentation was followed by a panel discussion with Stephanie Krisper (NEOS Spokesperson for Foreign and Development Policy, Interior Affairs, Integration, Migration and Asylum) and Kilian Kleinschmidt (former director at UNHCR and advisor to the Austrian government).
- Refugees Deeply, John Dalhuisen Gerald Knaus, How Italy Can Combine Migration Control With Human Rights (13 March 2018)
- ESI paper: "Amsterdam in the Mediterranean" – How a Dutch-style asylum system can help resolve the Mediterranean refugee crisis (26 January 2018) – also available in Italian: "Amsterdam nel Mediterraneo"
- ESI proposals for the refugee crises in the Central Mediterranean and the Aegean: www.esiweb.org/refugees