ESI's Gerald Knaus was invited to the Sixth Mercator European Dialogue in Rome where around 60 national members of parliament met, reconnected and discussed the main challenges that Europe faces a few months ahead of the European Parliamentary Elections. In the event titled "Europe: Is the System Broken?" participants discussed the state of Europe's systems, ranging from its democratic shortcomings to its capacities to deal with external trends.
Gerald led a discussion group on "(Mis)Managed Migration – EU migration policy: from chaos to stalemate".
The day before, he had a meeting with the Holy See's migration and refugee advisors at the Vatican.