ESI's Gerald Knaus was invited to give the keynote lecture on the future of European asylum and migration policy at the bi-annual Sustain Conference in Bremen.
He argued that a humane policy must aim for zero deaths at sea. It must ensure that all those rescued by European boats have access to a fair, effective asylum procedure. It must ensure that nobody who is intercepted by the Libyan coast guard ends up in inhumane detention centers. And it must protect those in need of protection from being pushed back into danger in their home countries. And a migration policy that can win majority support must offer meaningful control over irregular migration and residence.
- Weser Kurier, Jan-Felix Jasch and Lisa Büntemeyer, "Eine europäische Idee" ("A European idea") (20 March 2018)
- ESI newsletter: Macron, Italy and the mirage of mass return (18 March 2018)
- ESI core facts: The Italian Magnet – Deaths, arrivals and returns in the Central Mediterranean (13 March 2018)
- ESI proposals for the refugee crises in the Central Mediterranean and the Aegean: www.esiweb.org/refugees
- Media reactions to ESI refugee proposals