„Unite in Diversity: Crossing Borders and Creating the Future of Europe”

European GSI Summer School – 13.9. - 22.9.2019

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.



Richard Kinley

Deputy Executive Secretary, United Nations Climate Change Secretariat (2006-2017, retired)

Crossing borders is sometimes a most difficult job. Which border would you abolish immediately?

Richard Kinley: We need to do away with false borders between people as individuals sharing a common humanity.  This does not to deny culture, nationality, legal realities or other differences but the starting point for interaction should be to see other people as human beings first and treat everyone with respect.

Creating the future needs priorities: What is the most important task the EU is facing in the next years?

Richard Kinley: Europe should invest more in reinforcing that a strong European identity and a national identity are completely compatible. One does not have to choose.


Climate Change as an international task - Europe´s role in the World
16.9.2019, 14.00 in Bonn

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