13 March 2016
Vienna ESI at public debate on the refugee crisis at Burgtheater
Gerald Knaus. Photo: Matthias Cremer/Der Standard
Gerald Knaus. Photo: Matthias Cremer/Der Standard

ESI's Gerald Knaus participated in a panel debate at the Burgtheater organised by Burgtheater, ERSTE Stiftung, the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) and Der Standard. He debated on Refugees in Europe. Yes, we can. But how? together with:

  • Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations
  • Randall Hansen, Political scientist at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto
  • Melissa Fleming, Spokesperson of the UN refugee agency UNHCR
  • Kilian Kleinschmidt, Adviser of the Austrian government in refugee issues

The Austrian newspaper Der Standard, Vorarlberg Online, and Metropole reported on the event. ESI's proposals were widely covered in the international media.

In recent weeks, ESI has made presentations in Ankara, Athens, Rome, Vienna, and in many other places.

Video of the panel debate on W24

Der Standard
Article in Der Standard about the event
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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.

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