Lüneburg – ESI at debate on migration and human dignity in Europe

4 March 2022
Video: Leuphana University Lüneburg

ESI’s Gerald Knaus was invited to participate in a debate on “Values in a state of flux? Migration and human dignity in Europe.” The debate was organised by Leuphana University Lüneburg.

In his presentation, Gerald analysed the question whether “Fortress Europe” is betraying its democratic values. He then promoted pragmatic solutions for a humane control of the EU’s external borders without violating human rights. Gerald also reminded the audience that there is no right to migrate to the EU, but there is one to fair asylum procedures.

In addition, Gerald condemned the practice of pushbacks at the EU’s external borders and how the rights of refugees are currently being massively disregarded.

Gerald debated with Mattea Weihe (spokesperson for Sea-Watch). The panel was moderated by Omeima Garci and Cornelius Gesing.