Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

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27 September 2021


This second collection of publications produced within the Prague Process Migration Observatory covers the period 2019-2020. It aims to inform migration decision-makers, specialists, scientists, academics and the interested public about ongoing migration trends and policy developments across the Prague Process region. The COVID-19 pandemic has limited the possibilities of travelling, meeting each other and socializing, all of which had been essential to make this intergovernmental dialogue a living organism. The unprecedented circumstances encouraged us to explore new possibilities and approaches, moving our work to the world of virtual meetings, online webinars and development of e-learning tools. The authors featured in this book are state representatives, academic experts or other specialists. Their contributions aim at raising awareness concerning a wide range of migration phenomena that affect people’s lives or even societies as a whole. The collected publications shall inform the interested reader and possibly inspire new ideas and initiatives for the future.

  • Radim Zak, Alexander Maleev, Irina Lysak | ‘The 10th Anniversary of the Prague Process’
  • Haykanush Chobanyan | ‘Armenia’s migration cooperation with the European Union and Eurasian Economic Union’
  • Yan Matusevich | ‘The EU Central Asia Strategy and its impact on migration’
  • Kristof Tamas | ‘Assessing the EU’s external migration policy’
  • Glen Hodgson | ‘Intra-corporate Transferees: The benefits for the EU and the opportunity cost’
  • Stefan Vogtenhuber | ‘Labour migration from East to West: The example of foreign workers in Austria’
  • Dmitry Poletaev | ‘Russia’s migration policies after the dissolution of the Federal Migration Service’
  • Andryi Orlean | ‘Countering Human Trafficking: Identifying, returning and assisting victims from Ukraine’
  • Ruslan Minich, Pavlo Kravchuk | ‘The impact of COVID-19 on Ukrainian labour migrants in Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Italy’
  • Nermin Oruc, Danica Santic | The Western Balkan migration route (2015-2019)
  • Rainer Münz | ‘How will migration to Europe look in the future? Trends, open questions and four plausible scenarios’


This publication was produced in the framework of the ‘Prague Process: Dialogue, Analyses and Training in Action’ initiative, a component of the Migration Partnership Facility project, funded by the European Union and implemented by ICMPD. Authors: Haykanush Chobanyan, Glen Hodgson, Pavlo Kravchuk, Irina Lysak, Alexander Maleev, Yan Matusevich, Ruslan Minich, Rainer Muenz, Andriy Orlean, Nermin Oruc, Dmitry Poletaev, Danica Santic, Kristof Tamas, Stefan Vogtenhuber, Radim Zak Editors: Alexander Maleev, Irina Lysak, Radim Zak