7 June 2016
Vienna – ESI discussing refugee crisis at International Peace Institute
Photo: IPI
Photo: IPI

ESI's Kristof Bender participated at an expert brainstorming organised by the International Peace Instutute in Vienna on "How to Protect Borders and Refugees?".

Other participants included Melissa Fleming, UNHCR spokesperson, Kilian Kleinschmidt, fromer manager of the Zatari Camp in Jordan, Manfred Nowak, scientific director of the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute of Human Rights, Heinz Patzelt, Secretary General of Amnesty International Austria, Martijn Pluim, Director Eastern Dimension of the International Center for Migration Policy Development, and Adriano Silvestry, head of Sector Asylum, Migration and Borders, freedoms and Justice Department, European Union Agency or Fundamental Rights. The event was moderated by IPI senior vice president Walter Kemp. 

More information on the event on IPI's webpage

Kristof with Kire Ilioski, Macedonia’s ambassador to the International Oranisations in Vienna. Photo: IPI
Kristof with Kire Ilioski, Macedonia's ambassador to the International Oranisations in Vienna. Photo: IPI
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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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