Civil dialogue on „Europas Grenzen – Wir müssen reden!“ in Wuppertal


The Institut für Europäische Politik operating under the leadership of Europa Union Deutschland (EUD) invited all those interested to a civil dialogue on „Europas Grenzen – Wir müssen reden!“ on 1. September 2016 in Wuppertal. The internal and external borders of the European Union were the topic at the core of the debate. Questions were related to the European border management and its current development: Does the European Project meet its limits? Is the European capacity to act, its solidarity and the future prospect of the European Idea under threat?

At the dialogue „Europas Grenzen – Wir müssen reden!“ citizens were enabled to discuss with politicians and experts about the future of Schengen, the freedom to travel, the even more fundamental freedom of movement, and also, how the migration crisis can be coped with on a European level. Will Europe become “Fortress Europe”? Are there viable alternatives? Do we need once again border controls, walls and fences? Or do these developments, in fact, jeopardise European solidarity and in the end maybe even our freedom? What about the achievements of free movement and open borders?

You can find a report about the event on the EUD website (in German).

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