Avec Gerald Knaus
Events – Refugee crisis
Avec Andrew Lebovich & Anthony Dworkin à l'ENS Ulm
The fragile state of Libya has been a hub for migration and smuggling for a long time. Mattia Toaldo presented the results of his Policy Brief “Libya's migrant-smuggling highway”, while Angeliki Dimitriadi, ECFR Research Fellow on migration, reported from her personal experiences and field research in the region. This led to an intense discussion about legal migration.
The terrorist attacks in Paris prompted calls for active foreign policy action and at the same time exposed the deepening European divisions that stem from the response to the refugee crisis
On November 19 2015, the topic of “Migration as a shared European responsibility” was discussed with Emma Bonino, Former Foreign Minister and Former Minister for International Trade and European Affairs of Italy and Member of ECFR Board in the Representation of the Free and Hanseatic City of Hamburg in Berlin.
ECFR Sofia organises an international workshop on the possible responses to the refugee crisis
Understanding oneself means to look at oneself from the view of others. The Maghreb region is a very crucial neighbourhood for the EU, yet little is known about their point of view. The region faces political, economical and security crises with instable governments, decreasing oil prices and terrorist formations. Europe has to engage more with these countries since it is clearly mutually beneficial. Furthermore, it would alter their view on Europe towards a more positive one. For that, the European Union has to encounter MENA countries on a level playing field.
Maghreb between national compromise, immobility, jihadist challenge, tribal dissolution