Enhancing cooperation among the Prague Process states

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02 November 2020


This is the video recording of the Prague Process Polic Talk 'The EU’s New Pact on Migration and Asylum: What role for international cooperation?' with Ms. Maria-Myrto Kanellopoulou, cabinet member of Vice-President Margaritis Schinas, and Mr. Martijn Pluim, ICMPD Director for Migration Dialogues and Cooperation that took place on 22 October 2020.

The New Pact is comprised of three main strands: the external dimension, robust management of the EU’s external borders and firm but fair internal rules, which ensure that solidarity is provided to the Member States under pressure. The Pact is designed to ensure that solidarity is effective in practice and that the challenges of migration are addressed comprehensively – be it outside or inside the EU. This Policy Talk focused on the Pact’s external dimension and possible ways for its operationalisation.

About the speakers

Ms Maria-Myrto Kanellopoulou is a member of the cabinet of Margaritis Schinas, Vice-President of the European Commission. She is responsible i.a. for the external aspects of migration policy, legal affairs and the fight against antisemitism. Having joined the Commission in 2009, Myrto was previously a member of the cabinets of the Commissioner for International Cooperation and Development, and for Consumer Policy.

Mr Martijn Pluim is Director for Migration Dialogues and Cooperation at ICMPD. He has year-long experience in the external dimension of the EU’s migration policy.


The Policy Talk was organised by the Prague Process Secretariat at ICMPD