4 March 2016
Rome – ESI at the OSCE Security Days: Refocusing Migration and Security - Bridging National and Regional Responses
Gjorge Ivanov, President of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Paolo Gentiloni and OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier. Photo: OSCE
Gjorge Ivanov, President of the former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Italian Minister of Foreign Affairs and International Co-operation, Paolo Gentiloni and OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier. Photo: OSCE

ESI's Gerald Knaus participated in a conference organized by the OSCE. The event in Rome was to stimulate a constructive and forward-looking discussion of rapidly evolving migration trends in and around the OSCE area and their security implications.

Gerald spoke at a panel moderated by OSCE Secretary General Lamberto Zannier on the role of the OSCE and international partners in resolving the refugeee crisis in the Eastern Mediterranean.

ESI has argued since September that Turkey, Germany and Greece hold the key to any solution. This crisis will either destroy the international asylum system as we know it or mark a step forward towards a more just a regime to deal with asylum. It may mark the decline of human rights values in the EU or see them reaffirmed in the face of resistance.

Please find more information in our website section www.esiweb.org/refugees.

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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