Berlin – ESI at public debate on African migration to Europe
27 November 2018
ESI's Gerald Knaus was invited to a debate with Stephen Smith, author of "La ruée vers l'Europe. La jeune Afrique en route pour le Vieux Continent" and the Africa envoy of the German government, Günther Nooke, moderated by FAZ Paris correspondent Michaela Wiegel. The event was organised by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung.
Gerald's major point was that the core thesis of Smith's book – that half of all youth in Europe will be Afro-Europeans in 2050 because of demographic trends in Sub-Saharan Africa, with the number of Afro-Europeans rising from 9 Million today to 150-200 Million then – is not a serious projection, but a conjecture based on no empirical evidence or plausible forecasting.
- Mixed Migration Monitor, "MMC interviews Gerald Knaus: 'Invasion? What invasion?'" (29 November 2018)
- Refugees Deeply, John Dalhuisen Gerald Knaus, How Italy Can Combine Migration Control With Human Rights (13 March 2018)
- ESI paper: "Amsterdam in the Mediterranean" – How a Dutch-style asylum system can help resolve the Mediterranean refugee crisis (26 January 2018) – also available in Italian: "Amsterdam nel Mediterraneo"
- ESI proposals for the refugee crises in the Central Mediterranean and the Aegean: www.esiweb.org/refugees