Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

The Prague Process Secretariat at ICMPD invites you to the first Prague Process webinar “The possible impact of COVID-19 on the EU’s demand for high-skilled migrants”, taking place on 16 April 2020 at 10:30 AM CET. Mr Glen Hodgson, Founder and CEO of the Independent Think Tank Free Trade Europa, will present and answer questions on this important matter.

The coronavirus outbreak will have significant implications on migration. We therefore want to offer an analysis of the current state of play amid the ongoing pandemic and assess its potential future impact on the EU’s labour market. Mr Hodgson authored the Policy brief “Intra-corporate Transferees (ICTs): The benefits for the EU and the opportunity cost”, which was recently published within the Prague Process Migration Observatory.

The webinar will look in particular at:

  • Possible short and mid-term impact of COVID-19 on labour shortages in the EU and the future of skilled work;
  • Existing shortcomings of the relevant EU acquis through the COVID-19 lens and possible solutions;
  • Ongoing swift digitalisation and the need for high-qualified migrants to support industries;
  • Migration management tools to sustain national economies and welfare systems in the post-coronavirus period.

Please register to the webinar through following the link: https://www.pragueprocess.eu/en/registrations/eventdetail/203/webinar-the-possible-impact-of-covid-19-on-the-eu-s-demand-for-high-skilled-migrants. We will then share the webinar link with you.

The webinar will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into Russian. The approximate duration will be 1,5 hour. The webinar will be carried out via Zoom and can be accessed directly through your browser, following the link received from us. Please join the webinar five minutes ahead of schedule to allow for technical support if needed. We will send you a “how to” file with additional details on Zoom next week.

Mr Hodgson’s presentation will be followed by a Q&A session. Kindly submit your questions (in English and Russian) in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or during the actual webinar (through chat function).

Time: April 16th, 10:30-12:00 AM CET (Berlin time), 11:30-13:00 (Moscow time) or 13:30-15:00 (Nur-Sultan time)