Debating Europe: Refugees in Europe. Yes, we can. But how?

Burgtheater Europa Standard debating

In 2016, the European Union has still not found a convincing answer to the challenges which have been set by the arrival and integration of hundreds of thousands of refugees. How could a joint European refugee policy look like and what is contrary to its realization? Are 1.2 million refugees going to change a society of 500 million people in the EU? These and other questions will be discussed on

Sunday, 13 March 2016, 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Burgtheater, Universitätsring 2, 1010 Vienna


Johannes Hahn, EU Commissioner for European Neighbourhood Policy and Enlargement Negotiations
Randall Hansen, Political scientist at the Munk School of Global Affairs at the University of Toronto
Melissa Fleming, Spokesperson of the UN refugee agency UNHCR
Kilian Kleinschmidt, Adviser of the Austrian government in refugee issues
Gerald Knaus, Chairman of the European Stability Initiative (ESI)

Moderation: Franz Karl Prüller, Chairman of the Board of ERSTE Foundation

In English and German language.

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Debating Europe is a cooperation of Burgtheater, ERSTE Foundation, the Institute for Human Sciences (IWM) and Der Standard.

Watch the full debate here.