Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

"Building Migration Partnerships" Ministerial Conference

On 28 April 2009, the 1st Prague Process Ministerial Conference “Building Migration Partnerships”, hosted by the Czech European Union Presidency in Prague, adopted a Joint Declaration on the principles and elements for promoting migration partnerships between the participating states from the European Union, Schengen Area, South Eastern and Eastern Europe, Central Asia and Turkey. The text of the Joint Declaration, which set the principles for the Prague Process, was prepared by all BMP participating states, with active participation of EU bodies (European Commission, Frontex, Europol, European Training Foundation) and international organisations (ICMPD, IOM, MARRI and UNHCR).

The Conference mandated the senior officials to further elaborate the agreed principles and elements of migration partnerships. The first ongoing project “Building Migration Partnerships” funded by the European Commission, aimed at assisting to implementation of the endorsed results of this political process.