Report on Citizen Dialogue: „Europas Grenzen – Wir müssen reden!“ in Augsburg

Bürgerdialog

At a citizen dialogue on „Europas Grenzen – Wir müssen reden!“ on May 4 in Augsburg Europa Union Deutschland (EUD) togehter with the Institut für Europäische Politik disussed the internal and external borders of the European Union with citizens. Questions connected to the European border management and its current development were also discussed such as: 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 are 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?

Working Language was German.

Here you will find a detailed report on the event: http://www.europa-union.de/eud/news/schengen-muss-bleiben-buergerdialog-europas-grenzen-in-augsburg/ (in German).

Programme (in German)

Further information about the event and about the EUD series can be accessed at:  http://www.europa-union.de/buergerdialoge/europas-grenzen/. The next dialogue will take place on May 26 in Hamburg.