Escape To EU

An international educational project in May 2016

Development cooperation: a tool to prevent escape and migration?

obs/Aktion Deutschland Hilft e.V/World Vision/Jon Warren

Looking for a future in Europe, refugees often flee from war, poverty, hatred or persecution. Stopping the refugee flows on the European continent is expensive and late. Should European countries increasingly intervene in peoples' lifes in their home countries, in order to counteract an exodus? In conversation: Amédé Schmitz, Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit

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Fears in Europe: What constrains migration?

obs/ZDF/ZDF/ Christian Schulz

Europe is a rich continent, for centuries marked by Christian values. With people from other cultures changes may occur in Europe. Which changes can be opportunities for Europe - and which do we fear? Our guest: Khola Hübsch, journalist, focal points: Tolerance in Islam, Islam and Human Rights

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Principles and aims of the EU: What do we stand for?

obs/Presse- und Informationszentrum Marine/Björn Wilke, Deutsche Marine

At the end of World War II, Europe laid in ruins. The foundations of the European unification served to build friendship and cooperation - and have been the motor of economic development. How do we understand Europe today? What kind of Europe do we want - and which way will we take?

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Situation of people in Syria and Turkey

obs/SOS-Kinderdörfer weltweit/Hermann-Gmeiner-Fonds/Katerina Ilievska

The civil war in Syria has been raging for more than five years. Millions of people leaving their homes, some heading to Europe. What is their situation? What do they expect and who can help them? By Skye directly from Turkey we speak to Jesco Weickert, Deutsche Welthungerhilfe.

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This is how we see our future in Europe


Refugees can leave their mark on Europe. In the short term, as well as in long term. Fears and opportunities are discussed. They determine the political process in our countries. We need to consider what kind of Europe we want for the future and how to achieve this goal.

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Why do people flee from their countries?


Around the globe people flee from their homes. Some flee within their own country, others seek refuge in foreign countries. The causes are different: war, famine, natural disasters, or the desire for a better life. We take a look at these reasons and discuss them with Thomas Schroedter from the University of Paderborn.

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