News

2021

December

21 December 2021

ESI senior analyst Adnan Cerimagic participated in a discussion on women’s voices in discussions on the future of Bosnia and Herzegovina.

16 December 2021

Gerald Knaus spoke on climate change as a cause of refugee movements at an online briefing organised by Generali Insurance Group. He warned that it is not a promising strategy to speak of “millions of climate refugees” heading to Europe when hardly any are coming.

13 December 2021

Gerald Knaus spoke at an online briefing on European perspectives for the Western Balkans organised by Europäische Akademie Berlin. He said that the current accession process has lost any credibility in the region.

10 December 2021

Gerald Knaus was invited to speak at a virtual panel on whether and how refugee protection in Europe can still be saved at the “Asylum Policy Forum” organised by the Protestant Academy Villigst.

8 December 2021

Gerald Knaus spoke at a non-public event on the refugee crisis at the Poland-Belarus border organised by Konrad-Adenauer-Stiftung in Poland.

8 December 2021

Gerald Knaus spoke at a panel on refugee rights organised by the Meijers Committee on the occasion of the 70th anniversary of the Refugee Convention.

7 December 2021

ESI's Adnan Cerimagic participated in an event on the EU’s policy on Bosnia-Herzegovina and the Western Balkans.

7 December 2021

Gerald Knaus participated in a panel on refugee policy at the 12th Bosphorus Summit.

6 December 2021

Gerald Knaus was invited to speak at a hearing at the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council organised by the German MP Andreas Nick, rapporteur for the Committee on Political Affairs and Democracy.

2 December 2021

ESI’s Gerald Knaus was invited to speak at a press conference organised by SOS Mitmensch to launch their campaign to re-start humanitarian resettlement in Austria. He called on European countries to “ramp up orderly admission via resettlement”.

November

29 November 2021

Gerald Knaus was invited to participate in the screening of the film “Wir sind jetzt hier” by Niklas Schenck, followed by a discussion on resettlement organised by the Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung.

29 November 2021

Adnan Cerimagic took part in a conference titled “One Way Ticket No more: Regional cooperation and mobility, civic education centres and just energy transition”

24 November 2021

Gerald Knaus was invited to brief the foreign policy working group of the CSU party headed by MP Thomas Erndl.

24 November 2021

Adnan Cerimagic took part in a virtual meeting of the Working Group on the Western Balkans

18 November 2021

Adnan Cerimagic took part in a meeting of the Western Balkans Strategy group titled “Western Balkans’ Dangerous Trends.”

16 November 2021

Gerald Knaus was invited to an online video debate on “Why does Europe allow itself to be blackmailed by a dictator with a few thousand displaced people?” organised by the Austrian newspaper “Der Standard”.

16 November 2021

Gerald Knaus was invited to participate in a roundtable discussion on “Saving Lives. The Migrant Rescuers’ Perspective”, organised by Hypotheses 2021 Symposium.

13 November 2021

Adnan Cerimagic took part in an online conference “A Strategic Vision for the Future” organised by the World Congress of Bosniaks

11 November 2021

ESI's Kristof Bender participated in a workshop of Recharging Advocacy for Rights in Europe (RARE) where he discussed how Austrian NGOs Advocate Towards the European Union.

9 November 2021

Adnan Cerimagic took part in a virtual meeting with students at the Paris Institute of Political Science - the SciencesPo – to discuss Western Balkans and EU relations.