ESI is a non-profit association with an agenda: to fight for human rights, democracy and an open, tolerant and peaceful Europe. Our tools are arguments, our role is to develop, through serious research, concrete policy proposals that can be implemented. We believe in factfulness, rational argument and the value of intense debate. We believe that only ideas presented in a clear, honest and accessible style can convince majorities to support policies.
At this moment - early 2020 - we advocate for the following concrete policy proposals on EU asylum policy, South East Europe and human rights: