Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

Following their two previous Policy Talks, Jean-Louis De Brouwer, Director of the European Affairs Program, Egmont Institute, and Ralph Genetzke, Director, ICMPD Brussels Mission, ICMPD, met again to assess the main lessons from 2022 and look into the year ahead. 

You may watch the recording in English and Russian.

Will the ongoing polycrisis result in increased migration and displacement? How many more Ukrainians will be forced to leave their country and how to ensure their adequate reception and wellbeing? What progress to expect on the EU Pact on Migration and Asylum? How to tackle irregular migration flows along various routes? Can migration help to address labour shortages across Europe or shall we rather expect an ever-stronger securitisation of migration policies? What role can migration partnerships play in these challenging times?

The two distinguished panellists tried to address some of these questions in a discussion moderated by Malin Frankenhaeuser, Head of Policy, ICMPD. 

About the panelists:

Jean-Louis De Brouwer joined the Institute in 2019, after retiring from the European Commission where, as a director, he was successively in charge of immigration, asylum, visas and border policies (DG Justice and Home Affairs), the implementation of the EU2020 agenda and employment policies (DG Employment, Social Affairs and Inclusion) and humanitarian aid operations and policies (DG European Civil Protection and Humanitarian Aid Operations).

Ralph Genetzke has an excellent knowledge of the EU institutions and the external dimension of EU migration and asylum policies. He also carries out trainings on these topics.

Moderation: Malin Frankenhaeuser

Malin’s experience in working on migration spans the whole thematic spectrum, covering various approaches such as capacity building, training and policy analysis. She has extensive expertise in inter-institutional coordination and multilateral cooperation.

The Prague Process Repository contains video recordings of all past webinars and policy talks.