Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

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28 September 2021


This Policy Brief will focus on one of the widely recognized global processes: the decline of human populations. Rapid population growth accompanied development during the second half of the previous century. Demographic decline or the potential for decline will underlie development over the first half of the present century. This Policy Brief will draw attention to some of the inherent tensions created by this process and specifically its linkages with migration, both internal and international. It will flag up the overall demographic trends across the Prague Process countries, identify differences across the countries, and highlight policy issues that will need to be addressed.


Ronald Skeldon is an Honorary Professor at Maastricht University and an Emeritus Professor at the University of Sussex. | 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, with the assistance of the European Union. The contents of this publication are the sole responsibility of the author and in no way represent the views of the European Union.