Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

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07 December 2018


Тhis publication aims to provide policy-makers and practitioners with an overview of the challenges faced in establishing the identity of migrants, as well as possible ways to tackle them. The document results from the fruitful
cooperation among the 21 states that took part in PP5: Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Belgium, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kosovo, Kyrgyzstan, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, Moldova, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Turkey and Ukraine. PP5 was implemented in the framework of the Prague Process Targeted Initiative in 2014- 2016.

The Handbook combines international practice with the national experience of the PP5 participating states, which have been facing different migration challenges. In view of their varying experience with regards to the identification of irregular migrants, the project provided a suitable platform to exchange know-how and discuss the national approaches and current practices in order to strengthen the common understanding.


This document was produced in the framework of the Pilot Project on Illegal Migration (PP5), implemented from November 2014 until March 2016 within the Prague Process Targeted Initiative, a project funded by the European Union. 21 Prague Process countries participated in the project and contributed to the development of this Handbook. Opinions expressed in this document do not necessarily reflect the views of the European Union and its Member States, nor are they bound by its conclusions.