Frankfurt – ESI at film screening and debate on humanitarian aid and migration
ESI’s Gerald Knaus was invited to participate in the screening of the documentary film “Gegen den Strom” (Against the Current), which follows the journey of Syrian swimmer Sara Mardini. The screening, organized by Europe Cares, was followed by a panel discussion on the criminalization of voluntary humanitarian aid at Europe’s external borders.
During the discussion, Gerald addressed several key topics, such as current EU migration policy and the concerning issue of pushbacks at the EU’s external borders. He emphasized the need for humane policies to counteract these harsh practices and ensure the safety and rights of migrants. Gerald also outlined ESI’s proposals on Safe Third Country Agreements and Humane Borders aimed at preventing deaths at sea.
The other panellists were Lennard Everwien (Co-Chair, Europe Cares) and Margit Becker-Köberer (Amnesty International).
- ESI proposal: Safe Third Country Agreements
- ESI proposal: Humane Borders
- Naxos-Kino event report: Sara Mardini – Gegen den Strom