Migration in Berlin, Germany, and Europe: Challenges and Prospects - Before, During, and After Corona
This live panel discussion was recorded on December 17, 2020, as part of our ongoing series "Berlin Talks", a cooperation of international short-term study programs FU-BEST (European Studies) and FUBiS (International Summer and Winter University) at Freie Universität Berlin.
The four panel members for this edition of "Berlin Talks" entitled "Migration in Berlin, Germany, and Europe: Challenges and Prospects - Before, During, and After Corona" discussed the national and international dimensions of this theme. After a review of developments over the past several years, the focus shifted to the question of how the issue of migration has unfolded in Europe, Germany, and Berlin in the course of the year 2020 as a result of the pandemic. During the last part of the session, the panelists attempted to look into the pandemic’s aftermath: what changes will remain, what will change yet again, what pre-pandemic aspects will return to the forefront?
- Dr. Dirk Verheyen (moderator): Academic director, FU-BEST
- Christiane Beckmann: “Moabit hilft” e.V. (local initiative assisting refugees)
- Duygu Gürsel: Course instructor for “Migration: Dynamics and Controversies in Europe and Berlin” in the FU-BEST program
- Prof. Dr. Margreth Lünenborg: Freie Universität Berlin, Institute for Media and Communication Studies
- Nikolaus von Peter: Representation of the European Commission in Germany