Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Webinar 'Social Capital and Transnational Human Smuggling: What is the impact of Counter-Smuggling Policies?'

Thursday, 06 May 2021, 10:30 - 12:00

Location: Online over Zoom

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The Prague Process webinar ‘Social Capital and Transnational Human Smuggling: What is the impact of Counter-Smuggling Policies?’ with Mr. Andrew Fallone, Researcher at the European University Institute, taking place on 6 May 2021 at 10:30 CET.

All too often, the words “Human Smuggling” evoke images of handshakes in smoky rooms behind closed doors, overemphasizing the role of organized crime in facilitating irregular migration journeys. This webinar applies a critical perspective to the market for human smuggling, elucidating the role that personal relationships and community knowledge plays in shaping both migrants’ decisions and smuggling service providers’ operating practices. In doing so, this webinar aims to provide policymakers, scholars, and informed observers with a more nuanced understanding of the far-reaching ramifications of counter-smuggling policies.

Please register for the event through the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_E6HCLMLqR6CD8TIz2upAvA. You will receive the link to the virtual room, as soon as your registration is approved.

The webinar 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. Should you have not received the confirmation email with the link, please do the following:

  1. On 6 May, go to the event registration page, fill out the form indicating your email address and submit the data.
  2. Scroll down the page until you see the link at the bottom. By following this link, you will be able to join the event.

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

Time: 6 May, 10:30 AM CET (Berlin time), 11:30 AM (Moscow time) or 02:30 PM (Nur-Sultan time)

About the speaker

Andrew Fallone is a researcher at the European University Institute’s School of Transnational Governance, focusing on the impact of migration management policies. His professional background includes time with the German Federal Employment Agency’s Institute for Employment Research and the United Nations. He previously studied International Relations at the American University in Washington, D.C. and served as the Executive Editor of the World Mind journal.