3 February 2016
Istanbul – The future for reforms in the Eastern Neighbourhood - Visa liberalisation, the refugee crisis and the new security situation
Presentation by Gerald Knaus. Photo: ESI
Presentation by Gerald Knaus. Photo: ESI

The Jarl Hjalmarson Foundation and ESI hosted a two-day conference on "The Future for Reforms in the Eastern Neighbourhood – Visa liberalisation, the Refugee crisis and the new Security situation" in Istanbul. The aim was to explore ways for more European integration and how to tackle the challenges in light of the refugee crisis, the worsening human rights situation in some countries and the new security situation in the region.

Participants include, among others:

  • Şahin Alpay Columnist, Today's Zaman
  • Giorgi Baramidze, MP Vice Speaker, Parliament of Georgia
  • Olof Ehrenkrona Consul-General of Sweden to the Εland islands
  • Nigar Gφksel Senior Analyst, International Crisis Group
  • Ambassador Diana Janse Senior Foreign Policy Advisor, Moderate Party, Sweden
  • Michael Martens Correspondent, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung
  • Elshan Mustafayev International Secretary, National Independence Party of Azerbaijan
  • Iryna Sushko Director, Europe without Barriers, Ukraine
  • Ambassador Lars Wahlund Embassy of Sweden, Ankara
  • Piotr Zalewski Journalist, contributor to TIME, Financial Times and Economist
  • Alexandra Stiglmayer, Chairman, ESI
  • Gerald Knaus, senior analyst, ESI
  • Erkut Emcioglu, senior analyst, ESI
ESI analysts Alexandra Stiglmayer, Kristof Bender, Gerald Knaus, and Erkut Emcioglu. Photo: ESI
ESI analysts Alexandra Stiglmayer, Kristof Bender, Gerald Knaus, and Erkut Emcioglu. Photo: ESI
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