23 October 2017
Rome – ESI debating refugee and migration policy at the Festival della Diplomazia
Rome. Photo: flickr/Bert Kaufmann
Rome. Photo: flickr/Bert Kaufmann

ESI's Gerald Knaus was invited to the "Festival della Diplomazia" in Rome where he spoke at a panel on "Migration amid integration and development aid". The panel was co-organised by the European Commission in Italy and the Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.

Gerald presented ESI's Rome Plan for the refugee crisis in the Central Mediterranean and debated with:

  • Mario Giro, Deputy Minister for Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation 
  • Beatrice Covassi, Head of European Commission Representation in Italy
  • Caroline Kanter, Director, Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Italy 
  • Stefano Manservisi, DG International Cooperation and Development (DEVCO), European Commission
  • Stephane Jaquemet, UNHCR Regional Representative for Southern Europe
  • Emilio Ciarlo, Agenzia Italiana Cooperazione e Sviluppo

The panel was moderated by Sandro Petrone, Journalist

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