News

2022

January

29 January 2022

Gerald Knaus gave a presentation on the refugee policy of the new German government at the Bavarian asylum online summit organised by unserVETO Bayern. He argued that there is a need for realistic and implementable plans. Otherwise, even the best ideas and most noble ambitions will remain mere rhetoric.

24 January 2022

Adnan Cerimagic participated in an online meeting with a group of researchers from the six Western Balkans countries organised by Aspen Institute Germany.

20 January 2022

Adnan Cerimagic participated in a meeting titled “Approaching Bosnia’s Point of No Return: Options for the West” organised by the European Council on Foreign Relations

19 January 2022

Adnan Cerimagic participated in an all-day event on patronage networks in Bosnia and Herzegovina organised by the American Academy in Berlin.

18 January 2022

Gerald Knaus was invited to give the opening talk for a lecture series on the future of the Common European Asylum System, organised by the Amsterdam Centre for European Studies. He said that the EU needs to work on diplomacy, strategic returns, and resettlement of refugees.

11 January 2022

Gerald Knaus gave a presentation on the future of European asylum and migration policy at an debate with MEP Erik Marquardt organised by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Dresden.

2021

December

21 December 2021

ESI senior analyst Adnan Cerimagic participated in a discussion on women’s voices in discussions on the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

16 December 2021

Gerald Knaus spoke on climate change as a cause of refugee movements at an online briefing organised by Generali Insurance Group. He warned that it is not a promising strategy to speak of “millions of climate refugees” heading to Europe when hardly any are coming.

13 December 2021

Gerald Knaus spoke at an online briefing on European perspectives for the Western Balkans organised by Europäische Akademie Berlin. He said that the current accession process has lost any credibility in the region.

10 December 2021

Gerald Knaus was invited to speak at a virtual panel on whether and how refugee protection in Europe can still be saved at the “Asylum Policy Forum” organised by the Protestant Academy Villigst.

8 December 2021

Gerald Knaus spoke at a non-public event on the refugee crisis at the Poland-Belarus border organised by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Poland.

8 December 2021

Gerald Knaus spoke at a panel on refugee rights organised by the Meijers Committee on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Refugee Convention.

7 December 2021

ESI's Adnan Cerimagic participated in an event on the EU’s policy on Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Western Balkans.

7 December 2021

Gerald Knaus participated in a panel on refugee policy at the 12th Bosphorus Summit.

6 December 2021

Gerald Knaus was invited to speak at a hearing at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council organised by the German MP Andreas Nick, rapporteur for the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy.

2 December 2021

ESI’s Gerald Knaus was invited to speak at a press conference organised by SOS Mitmensch to launch their campaign to re-start humanitarian resettlement in Austria. He called on European countries to “ramp up orderly admission via resettlement”.

November

29 November 2021

Gerald Knaus was invited to participate in the screening of the film “Wir sind jetzt hier” by Niklas Schenck, followed by a discussion on resettlement organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

29 November 2021

Adnan Cerimagic took part in a conference titled “One Way Ticket No more: Regional cooperation and mobility, civic education centres and just energy transition”

24 November 2021

Gerald Knaus was invited to brief the foreign policy working group of the CSU party headed by MP Thomas Erndl.

24 November 2021

Adnan Cerimagic took part in a virtual meeting of the Working Group on the Western Balkans