News

2021

March

22 March 2021

Gerald Knaus gave an online presentation for the Robert Bosch Group on Factfulness, refugees, and borders. 

19 March 2021

Adnan Cerimagic participated in an advocacy training on International Institutions and Human Rights. 

19 March 2021

Adnan Cerimagic moderated an online workshop on Supporting Reconciliation Processes in the Western Balkans. 

18 March 2021

Gerald Knaus participated in a panel discussion on the EU-Turkey Statement, assessing the Statement and addressed the current debate on migration. 

16 March 2021

Gerald Knaus participated in a panel discussion on the EU-Turkey Statement organised by SETA (Foundation for Political, Economic and Social Research). 

12 March 2021

Gerald Knaus was invited to explain in a short video clip what makes EU “return sponsorships” the German “un-word” of the year. Gerald explained that the EU Commission invented this term to conceal the crisis of solidarity at the EU’s external borders and showed that it will never work in practice.

10 March 2021

Gerald Knaus spoke with Dutch MEP Kati Piri  about the dire situation of refugees on the Greek Islands, the New Pact on Migration and Asylum and the responsibility that EU member states have, and the renewal of the EU-Turkey Statement. 

5 March 2021

Gerald Knaus discussed the original EU-Turkey Statement and the need of a renewed Statement, with a special focus on refugees on the Greek Islands. 

1 March 2021

The 2016 Statement has been successful in reducing the number of irregular crossings by sea from Turkey to Greece but it was never implemented as envisaged and de facto ceased to exist last year. The pushbacks happening now are inhumane, morally despicable, and blatantly violate EU and international law.

February

21 February 2021

Gerald Knaus presented ESI's Gambia Plan with a focus on how to stop irregular migration from The Gambia to Germany and seek cooperation channels between both countries. 

20 February 2021

Gerald Knaus presented ESI’s ideas and policy recommendations for EU asylum and migration policy with a focus on the renewal of the EU-Turkey Statement 

18 February 2021

Adnan Cerimagic discussed the role of parliaments in the process of EU integration with a focus on Bosnia and Herzegovina. 

6 February 2021

Gerald Knaus briefed the German Citizens' Council on sea rescues and the future of European refugee policy.

January

28 January 2021

Gerald Knaus discussed the current situation of refugees in the EU with students from the Utrecht University. 

28 January 2021

ESI analyst Adnan Cerimagic participated as a mentor in a workshop organised by the Civil Rights Defenders on how to write policy papers. 

27 January 2021

Gerald Knaus presented ESI's policy recommendations on migration and push-backs with a focus on African migration. 

12 January 2021

Gerald Knaus discussed the current situation of refugees under the covid-19 pandemic and ESI's policy recommendations on migration. 

8 January 2021

Gerald Knaus discussed the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum, push-backs and the current situation on refugees. 

2020

December

17 December 2020

Adnan Cerimagic discussed 25 years of the Dayton Agreement: Bosnia and Herzegovina’s Uneasy Peace. 

14 December 2020

Adnan Cerimagic discussed the 25 years of the Bosnian and Herzegovinian Peace Agreement.