09 November 2021
This is the video recording of the Prague Process Webinar ‘Demography and migration in the Prague Process region’ with Professor Ronald Skeldon, University of Sussex and Maastricht University, that took place on 30 September 2021 .
The webinar focused on one of the widely recognized global processes: the decline of human populations. Rapid population growth accompanied development during the second half of the 20th century. Demographic decline or the potential for decline will underlie development over the first half of the 21st century. This webinar and the accompanying Policy Brief drew attention to some of the inherent tensions created by this process and specifically its linkages with migration, both internal and international. The webinar flagged up the overall demographic trends across the Prague Process countries, identified differences amongst them, and highlighted policy issues that would need to be addressed, particularly in terms of migration policies.
Ronald Skeldon is an Honorary Professor at Maastricht University and an Emeritus Professor at the University of Sussex. He was trained at the Universities of Glasgow, Scotland (BSc Hons) and Toronto, Canada (MA; PhD). He joined the University of Sussex in 2000 and was a core member of the Development Research Centre on Migration, Globalisation and Poverty and, from June 2009 to March 2011, was seconded to the Department for International Development (DFID) in London as a Senior Research Fellow.