Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

The Prague Process webinar The Impact of COVID-19 on Ukrainian Labour Migrants in the EU’ with Ruslan Minich and Pavlo Kravchuk from Europe without Barriers will present the main findings of their recently published policy brief and allow them to answer to questions from the audience.

The webinar will reflect upon the situation of Ukrainian labour migrants, who constitute the largest group of migrant workers in Poland, Czech Republic, Hungary and Italy, in particular, and inside the EU as a whole. Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, labour migrants lose their jobs and livelihood, overstay their visas, residence and work permits, whilst also encountering various challenges in their attempts to return home. Meanwhile, the host countries suffer from the lack of migrant farmworkers who are essential for the food supply chains. Pavlo and Ruslan will outline which of the migration policy measures introduced in response to COVID-19 have worked and which have not, proposing some practical solutions that could inspire other countries as well.

 The webinar will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into Russian and will last approximately 1,5 hour.

There will be time for Q&A following the presentation. You can submit your questions in advance to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or during the webinar itself.

Time: May 28th, 10:30 AM CET (Berlin time), 11:30 AM (Moscow time) or 01:30 PM (Nur-Sultan time)