On 2 November 2015 ESI's Kristof Bender was invited to participate in a discussion on the topic "Europe – a shelter or a fortress? Facing the refugee flows challenge." The event was organised by the Bruno Kreisky Forum for International Dialogue the Centre for Liberal Strategies from Sofia, and the Directorate for Security Policy of the Austrian Federal Ministry of Defence and Sports, as part of their seminar series "Europe at Risk 2.0 - New Paradigms for European Security."
Kristof spoke about the nature of the challenges that arise through the refugee crisis and presented ESI's policy proposal how to address the Syrian refugee crisis.
- ESI webpage on the refugee crisis
- ESI policy proposal: The Merkel Plan - A proposal for the Syrian refugee crisis (4 October 2015)
- Compilation: The 2015 refugee crisis through statistics (17 October 2015)
- Background: Turkey as a "Safe Third Country" for Greece (17 October 2015)
- Agenda of the seminar