Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

The Prague Process Policy Talk: ‘Labour Mobility inside the EU and Beyond: Introducing the European Labour Authority’, with Ms Slavka Eley, Head of Governance and Coordination at the European Labour Authority (ELA), and Mr Martin Hofmann, ICMPD Principal Advisor, is taking place on 27 January 2022 at 10:30 CET.

After an introduction of the role and mandate of the European Labour Authority, its priorities for 2021-2022 and operational activities, the two distinguished panellists will jointly assess some broader trends in European labour markets, their imbalances, sector-specific challenges and recurring problems. The focus will be on the implications of all this for labour mobility within the EU and beyond. In how far could enhanced intra-EU mobility, a targeted upskilling effort and the possible contribution of third-country nationals contribute to tackling existing and forthcoming skills shortages? What about the situation of particular mobile groups, such as posted, seasonal, tele or care workers, commuting across borders? The Policy Talk shall also look at the operational aspects of ELA’s and ICMPD’s work. 

This event is targeting the migration authorities, Ministries of Labour and Social Affairs, as well as the public employment services of the Prague Process states.


Please register to the event through the link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_dOU0BwA_SBSBMft_EswnkA. You will receive the link to the virtual room, as soon as your registration is approved.

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

  1. On 27 January, 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 discussion of the panellists will be followed by a Q&A session. Kindly submit your questions (in English and Russian) during the event through the chat.


Time: 27 January, 10:30 AM CET.


About the panelists:

Slavka Eley joined the ELA in September 2021 where she leads the Governance and Coordination Unit, responsible for the overall governance, external relations, horizontal policy coordination, compliance and communication. She leads the ELA Task Force on Road Transport. Prior to joining the ELA, she worked for the European Banking Authority, leading different units. She represented the EBA at European and international working groups, some of which she has been chairing herself. She holds a MBA in general management from the City University of Seattle and a Master degree in Mathematics and Physics from the Comenius University Bratislava.

Martin Hofmann is a migration expert and key advisor to the Director General of ICMPD. He has coordinated ICMPD’s programs on legal migration and integration and organized projects related to migration, migration management and integration. His research has produced comparative studies and publications on immigration, integration, irregular migration, human smuggling, asylum and migration policy development in European and global contexts.

Moderation: Alexander Maleev

Alexander Maleev is Project Manager within the Prague Process Secretariat at ICMPD, responsible for the implementation of the ‘Prague Process: Dialogue, Analyses and Training in Action’ initiative, funded by the European Commission. He has a Master in Social and Cultural Anthropology (University of Vienna) and in European Political and Administrative Studies (College of Europe).

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