Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Policy Talk 'The EU’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum'

Thursday, 22 October 2020, 10:30 - 12:00

Location: Online

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The Prague Process Policy Talk ‘The EU’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum: What role for international cooperation?’ with Ms Maria-Myrto Kanellopoulou, member of the Cabinet of EC Vice-President for Promoting our European Way of Life, Margaritis Schinas, and Mr Martijn Pluim, Director for Migration Dialogues and Cooperation at ICMPD, will take place on 22 October 2020 at 10:30 CET.

This Policy Talk will focus on the Pact’s external dimension and possible ways for its operationalisation.

The New Pact is comprised of three main strands of work: First, the external dimension – centred on strengthened partnerships with countries of origin and transit. Second, robust management of the EU’s external borders and third, firm but fair internal rules, which ensure that solidarity is provided to the Member States under pressure. The Pact is designed as a much more effective and comprehensive governance system that ensures that solidarity is effective in practice and that the challenges of migration are addressed comprehensively – be it outside or inside the EU.

Please register to the event through the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_O2Bi6wMZTMy6l_-qn4bK_Q. You will receive the link to the virtual room, as soon as your registration is approved.

The talk will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into Russian. The approximate duration will be 1,5 hours. The event will be carried out via Zoom and can be accessed directly through your browser, following the link received.

The presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Kindly submit your questions (in English and Russian) during the event through the chat.

Time: 22 October, 10:30 AM CET (Berlin time), 11:30 AM (Moscow time) or 01:30 PM (Nur-Sultan time)

About the speakers

Ms. Maria-Myrto Kanellopoulou is a member of the cabinet of Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission. She is responsible i.a. for the external aspects of migration policy, legal affairs and the fight against antisemitism. Having joined the Commission in 2009, Myrto was previously a member of the cabinets of the Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, and for Consumer Policy.

Mr. Martijn Pluim is Director for Migration Dialogues and Cooperation at ICMPD. He has year-long experience in the external dimension of the EU’s migration policy.