„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.



Ingrid Magnusson

European Affairs Manager, European Institute of Peace

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

Ingrid Magnusson: Depending on who you are, most of the borders within Europe are already easily crossable but they still play an important and inhibiting role in our minds. So I would opt to abolish them: also because the non-event of doing so would prove that they are not necessary.

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

Ingrid Magnusson: Inevitably the EU’s most immediate challenge is responding to the climate crisis and biodiversity destruction by more ambitious and effective policies and targets. But for someone following foreign policy, EU treaty change comes a close second. Europe needs to have one foreign policy, or its identity as a union is dangerously undermined.


The future of EU integration: What are European common goods and why they are so important?
16.9.2019, 19.30 in Bonn

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