Hannover – ESI at panel discussion on war refugees and solidarity

25 June 2022
Photo: FES 

ESI’s Gerald Knaus was invited to participate in the event “Security in Change – How Politics Can Organise Social Cohesion in Times of Crisis” organised by the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung.

Gerald took part in the panel “This time we are prepared – new war refugees and active solidarity” and spoke about the war in Ukraine and the refugee crisis it has caused. Millions of Ukrainians are in need of aid and should be distributed fairly and rapidly across the EU, so that they can integrate more easily. Gerald argued that the best answer to such crises are realistic humane solutions .

Gerald debated with Vanessa Gattung (Mayor of Papenburg). The panel was moderated by Cosima Schmitt (Journalist and ZEIT author). An introductory impulse was given by Stephan Manke (State Secretary of the State of Lower Saxony).