News

2022

March

22 March 2022

Gerald Knaus was invited to give a presentation at a hearing on “Respect for the rule of law and fight against corruption within the Council of Europe.”

22 March 2022

Adnan Cerimagic took part in a panel discussion titled “The Balkan relations in the time of war in Ukraine.”

22 March 2022

Kristof Bender travelled to Kosovo for talks with officials in the prime minister’s office, the interior ministry, and the foreign ministry on how to revive the EU accession process.

17 March 2022

Adnan Cerimagic took part in a conference titled “Balkans Dialogues Initiative: EU integration perspective of the Western Balkans in times of crisis.”

16 March 2022

Adnan Cerimagic took part in a high-level background discussion titled “Implications of the Russian Invasion of Ukraine for the Western Balkans. Challenges and Options for the New German Government.”

15 March 2022

ESI’s Kristof Bender was invited to give a presentation about the mismatch between EU law and actual practice at the EU’s external borders to students at Boston University’s Pardee School of Global Studies. 

12 March 2022

Gerald Knaus was invited to give a presentation on “How strong is the West still? Thoughts on the future of peace and democracy in Europe.”

11 March 2022

Adnan Cerimagic took part in a panel titled “Impacts of the War in Ukraine on the Western Balkans.”

7 March 2022

Gerald Knaus gave a presentation on EU Migration Policy for the Bavarian State Chancellery’s internal training program.

4 March 2022

Gerald Knaus was invited to participate in a debate on “Values in a state of flux? Migration and human dignity in Europe.”

2 March 2022

Gerald Knaus gave a presentation on “(How) are humane borders possible? Refugee Law and Politics in Europe. 

February

25 February 2022

Adnan Cerimagic took part in a meeting on Bosnia and Herzegovina: Paving the way out of the crisis organised by European Council on Foreign Relations.

25 February 2022

Gerald Knaus was invited to give a presentation on “Europe's cruel borders - why Germany matters.”

24 February 2022

Adnan Cerimagic took part in a panel discussion on Bosnia and Herzegovina’s political crisis: Are Words Going to Stay the Only Weapon?

23 February 2022

Adnan Cerimagic took part in a meeting with the Dutch diplomats working on the Western Balkans and Bosnia.

23 February 2022

Gerald Knaus was invited to participate in a debate on “Europe, Besieged Fortress or Democracy Promoter?”

17 February 2022

Adnan Cerimagic participated in a webinar titled “The Demographic Crisis in the Western Balkans,” organised by the Institute of Central Europe based in Lublin, Poland.

12 February 2022

Gerald Knaus spoke on asylum and migration policy at a conference for professionals and volunteers from migrant and non-migrant initiatives working for and with refugees, organised by the Protestant Academy of Bad Boll. He argued that Europeans need to cast aside myths, illusions, and wishful thinking if they want to develop a positive vision of refugee protection in the 21st century.

7 February 2022

Gerald Knaus was invited to speak at a panel on refugee policy at the “Europe 2022” conference organised by the German quality newspapers Tagesspiegel, DIE ZEIT, Handelsblatt, and WirtschaftsWoche. He warned that migration policy has the potential to “shake the EU to its core.”