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Prague Process webinar ‘The impact of the Corona-crisis on migration' with Prof. Rainer Muenz
Start:15 May
End:15 May
Organisers:ICMPD/Prague Process

Topic: Prague Process webinar ‘The impact of the Corona-crisis on migration', 15 May, 10:30-12:00 CET

The webinar will address possible scenarios of how labour migration may evolve in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic (and thereafter). Effects will distinguish between the following groups:

-Migrant workers prevented from leaving or entering a country because of travel restrictions;
-Migrants becoming unemployed as a result of the recession triggered by anti-COVID 19 measures
-Irregular migrants living in COVID 19 affected countries.

Professor Rainer Muenz will discuss how past labour shortages witnessed until recently in many countries of destination are to be understood in the context of the simultaneous explosion of unemployment rates and rapid digital transformation of work. He will also compare the current situation with related experiences from the financial, public debt and banking crises 2008-2010.

The webinar will be held in English with simultaneous interpretation into Russian.
Time: May 15th, 10:30 AM CET (Berlin time), 11:30 AM (Moscow time) or 01:30 PM (Nur-Sultan time)

About the speaker:

Rainer Münz was Adviser on Migration and Demography to President J.C. Juncker during his time in office (2014-2019). Prior to that, he was the Head of Research and Development at Erste Group, Senior Fellow at Bruegel, the Hamburg Institute of International Economics (HWWI) and at the Migration Policy Institute (MPI). He also worked as a consultant for the European Council, the OECD and the World Bank.

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