Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

The Kick-off meeting of the ERIS project, which is implemented under the Prague Process Umbrella, took place in Moscow on 7th May 2013 with participation of Russian, Czech and Austrian authorities as well as ICMPD.

ICMPD Eastern Dimension Director, Mr. Martijn Pluim, and the Prague Process Secretariat participated in the international conference "Combating Illegal Migration: Actual calls, operational experience and interaction of modern conditions" held in Minsk, Belarus, on 25–26 April 2013.

The Prague Process Senior Officials´ Meeting took place in Prague on 27-28 February 2013 and gathered 54 participants from 33 states, European Commission, the Council of the European Union, Frontex, ICMPD, IOM and UNHCR.

The training which took place at the Frontex premises in Warsaw on 26-28 February 2013 was held in Russian and entailed two days of face-to-face training as well as one day of didactics.

The first meeting of the Prague Process Core Group was organised and hosted by the Ministry of Interior of the Republic of Poland and took place in Warsaw on 20 November 2012.

The 2nd Joint Workshop on Pilot Projects 2 and 3 was held in Prague, Czech Republic on 7-8 February 2013 and gathered representatives of 15 Prague Process countries, the International Organisation for Migration (IOM), the International Centre for Migration Policy Development (ICMPD) as well as a number of external experts.