7 September 2017
Zurich – ESI at Zurich Migration Conference discussing new models for refugee protection
Zurich. Photo: flickr/Miquel Fabre
Zurich. Photo: flickr/Miquel Fabre

ESI's Gerald Knaus was invited to give a presentation on new ideas and models for the protection of refugees in Europe at the Zurich Migration Conference. Afterwards, he participated in a panel discussion with Daniel Endres, former UNHCR director for Comprehensive Responses, and Philipp Aerni, Center for Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability at Zurich University.

While in Zurich, he gave an interview to Neue Zürcher Zeitung: "Weder offene Grenzen noch Stacheldraht" ("Neither open borders nor barbed wire") (11 September 2017)

The following day, Gerald met with representatives of the Swiss foreign ministry in Zurich to discuss migration and human rights policy. He then travelled to Geneva where he met with UNHCR representatives.

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Alan Grant is an Irish photographer who travelled extensively in the Balkans and other countries and regions of the world. Thanks to him, ESI is able to show fascinating pictures of the Balkans: the facades of Tirana, the painted mosques of Travnik, the fabulous old houses of Plovdiv and the spectacular blue of water - dark in the Bay of Kotor, emerald in the river valleys of Bosnia, deep blue in Ohrid, twinkling in the Aegean Sea and on the Bosporus.

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Jonathan Lewis lives between London and Istanbul. He moved to London and spent many years studying photography and now specialises in photojournalism, documentary photography and commercial work for a wide variety of private and commercial clients in the UK, Europe and Turkey. His work has appeared in a number of magazines and publications and is used on the ESI website as well.

You can find out more about Jonathan Lewis on his website www.jonathanlewisphoto.com