Egg – ESI presentation: “Where is your border?”
ESI’s Gerald Knaus participated in a panel debate organised by FAQ Bregenzer Wald at the village church of Egg, Austria. The panel focused on the following questions: what does it mean to welcome people? What are the opportunities, where are the pitfalls – on an individual and societal level? What borders do we need and what does the future of migration look like?
Gerald explained his take on the European migration debate and outlined ESI’s proposal for a new, humane approach on borders and asylum, warning of the dangers of pushbacks at the EU’s borders as well as calling for more resettlement programmes.
The other speakers were Priya Basil (British author and political activist), Eva Grabherr (managing director of “okay.zusammen leben”, the Vorarlberg project office for immigration and integration) and Alexandra Föderl-Schmid (deputy editor-in-chief of Süddeutsche Zeitung in Munich).
- Humane Borders - www.humaneborders.eu
- Welche Grenzen brauchen wir? - www.grenzen.eu
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