Wuppertal – ESI at public debate on asylum and migration

12 July 2021
Photo: Helge Lindh​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Photo: Helge Lindh

ESI’s Gerald Knaus spoke at a public debate on “What borders do we need? - No progress in the European asylum policy?” organised by Social Democratic MP Helge Lindh in his home city of Wuppertal.

Gerald outlined that neither opening all borders nor building a “Fortress Europe” are realistic and desirable objectives. He argued that concrete, tangible solutions that safeguard human dignity need to be pursued instead.

Discussants also included Pro Asyl Executive Director Günter Burkhardt, who has been fighting for the fundamental right to asylum and a humanitarian reception policy for decades, as well as, Desirée Weber, Advocacy Advisor at UNICEF and the migration counselling service of the Diaconate from Wuppertal.

Photo: ESI​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​
Photo: ESI