The European GSI School is an annual event, organised by the Gustav-Stresemann-Institute in Bonn. Partner-institutions such as the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) are involved and have been supporting the Summer School for many years.
Crossing borders is sometimes a most difficult job. Which border would you abolish immediately?
Dr. Wolfgang Ressmann: I would abolish borders in our minds. To be open-minded for other cultures, to accept different ways of solutions to solve today challenges and to find compromises in a constructive way, beyond the borders of fundamentalism should be the base for international peaceful development, accepting eyelevel standards.
Creating the future needs priorities: What is the most important task the EU is facing in the next years?
Dr. Wolfgang Ressmann: The EU must be stabilized as the best way to solve European development (social justice / strong economy / peacekeeping) to influence a changing world. Therefore it is necessary that also the majorities of the civil society in Europe refuse nationalisms, right wing populism and racism combined with an active fight for the rules of democracy.
Crossing borders: The role of media and the danger of nationalistic discourse