15 November 2012
London Public presentation: Europe without Borders will the dream last? The Future of Schengen and visa freedom in Europe
Gerald Knaus. Photo: Austrian Embassy to the United Kingdom
Gerald Knaus. Photo: Austrian Embassy to the United Kingdom

Europe without Borders – will the dream last? The Future of Schengen and visa freedom in Europe

Thursday, 15 November 2012, 12.30-14.00

Residence of the Austrian Embassy
18 Belgrave Square
London SW1X 8PX

Border controls are a thing of the past today among most European countries – British tourists to the continent also benefit from this. However, the Arab Spring and recent visa-free travel for Balkans countries have brought increased pressure from migrants and asylum claimants. A few EU states closed their borders, and now some interior ministers want to re-introduce visas. How will these developments impact on the UK's borders? Could the UK government's plans to restrict free movement make any difference? Is Europe without borders likely to last?

 

Panelists
Gerald Knaus, European Stability Initiative, Founder
Hugo Brady, Centre for European Reform, Research fellow

 

Austrian Embassy London  ESI

About us
Photo credits
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.

You can find out more about Alan Grant on his websites:
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