Jascha holds a Master in Public Policy and Human Development from the United Nations University in Maastricht, where he specialized in migration and asylum. He moved to Berlin to join the social entrepreneurship scene, supporting startups working with and for migrants, asylum seekers and refugees. In 2018, Jascha joined Liberties as Migration Advocacy Officer to work towards a more positive appreciation of immigrants.
Populist rhetoric around frames of cultural invasion, the perceived threat of Islam and a loss of control and security have been setting the migration agenda in a growing number of European countries, generating anxiety and fear among the public. Liberties wants to help reframe the migration narrative and lead with solution-oriented stories.
Every day thousands of men, women and children are forced to leave their homes because of conflict and persecution. I am trying to convey the message that welcoming persons seeking refuge is a human duty and that in Europe we do have the capacity to do so.