Meißen – ESI presentation on borders and asylum at the Intercultural Week
ESI’s Gerald Knaus was invited to give the keynote speech for the Intercultural Week 2021 in Meißen.
Gerald explained the historical importance of the Geneva Refugee Convention and emphasised its relevance for the present: people are currently freezing to death at the Polish-Belarusian border because they are denied entry. The European Union has a duty here – it must succeed in winning majority support for a policy based on values and human dignity.
The subsequent discussion with Joachim Klose (Konrad Adenauer Foundation) and Stephan Bickhardt (Director of the Protestant Academy of Saxony), and the audience, focused on resettlement policy, civil society engagement and sponsorship programmes.
- Humane Borders - www.humaneborders.eu
- Welche Grenzen brauchen wir? - www.grenzen.eu
- ESI Newsletter: Essay 1 - The promise and the agony – saving the refugee convention
- Deutschlandfunk: Migration researcher Knaus: "Situation for refugees today completely different than in 2015 , 1 September 2021
- Berliner Zeitung: There is no million-strong ghost army coming to Europe , 18 August 2021
- RTL: Migration researcher does not see a wave of refugees from Afghanistan: "We must not panic" , 31 July 2021
- Deutschlandfunk: 70 Years of the Geneva Refugee Convention: "The fear of mass migration is completely irrational." 28 July 2021