Berlin – ESI at Demografiekongress 2021: “Migration – how are Germany and the EU positioning themselves?”

23 September 2021
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Gerald Knaus and Elmar Brok. Photo: Demografiekongress

ESI’s Gerald Knaus was invited to participate in a panel discussion on “Migration – how are Germany and the EU positioning themselves?” organised by Der Demografiekongress.

Gerald spoke about the European debate on migration and outlined ESI’s proposal for a new, humane approach on borders and asylum, warning of the dangers of pushbacks at the EU’s borders and calling for more resettlement initiatives.

The event was moderated by Franz Dormann (Managing Director, Gesundheitsstadt Berlin) and included the participation of Elmar Brok (Vice-President of the Christian Democratic International, former Member of the European Parliament from 1980-2019), Tanja Gönner (Spokeswoman of the Board, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, Berlin) and Friedrich Kiesinger (Managing Director, Albatros gGmbH, Head of various refugee facilities in Berlin).