The Prague Process Knowledge Base is a tool that gathers information in the form of a set of Migration Profiles, and ensures access to the information thus gathered via an interactive online map system, called the Prague Process i-Map, as well as via the Prague Process website. Additionally, the Knowledge Base is complemented by a variety of visualisations on specific topics.
The Knowledge Base was prepared during the course of the Building Migration Partnership (BMP) project, through a number of high-level introductory and expert missions, as well as workshops and Senior Officials’ meetings. The objective was to gather the information necessary for the translation of the BMP Joint Declaration into a concrete plan of action, which ultimately included the production of Extended Migration Profiles for selected countries. The interactive Prague Process Map on migration [i-Map], developed at that time, ensured that all Prague Process participating sates were facilitated in accessing the available information.
The work on building the Knowledge Base continued with the implementation of the Prague Process Targeted Initiative. Since 2013, the Knowledge Base was enriched through the development of a Migration Profile “Light” (MPL) template, successfully piloted by Germany. Currently a set of the prepared Migration Profiles Light pending endorsement of their respective countries.
Taking into account the voluntary nature of the Prague Process, participating countries independently decide whether they produce an Extended or (and) Light version of the Migration Profile.
As the Prague Process strives for continuous improvement of its tools, the participating states have recently initiated a discussion on the improvement of the i-Map and other possibilities of better utilisation and dissemination of the knowledge thus gathered.