Vienna – ESI at public debate on the refugee crisis at Burgtheater

13 March 2016
Gerald Knaus. Photo: Matthias Cremer/Der Standard
Gerald Knaus. Photo: Matthias Cremer/Der Standard

ESI's Gerald Knaus participated in a panel debate at the Burgtheater organised by Burgtheater, ERSTE Stiftung, the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) and Der Standard. He debated on Refugees in Europe. Yes, we can. But how? together with:

  • Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations
  • Randall Hansen, Political scientist at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto
  • Melissa Fleming, Spokesperson of the UN refugee agency UNHCR
  • Kilian Kleinschmidt, Adviser of the Austrian government in refugee issues

The Austrian newspaper Der Standard, Vorarlberg Online, and Metropole reported on the event. ESI's proposals were widely covered in the international media.

In recent weeks, ESI has made presentations in Ankara, Athens, Rome, Vienna, and in many other places.

Video of the panel debate on W24

Der Standard
Article in Der Standard about the event