In contrast to the well-developed legal regulation of labour migration issues with Russia, Belarus’s institutional and legal cooperation with EU countries in the area of migration remains underdeveloped. Yet, Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic have introduced some specific migration policy instruments with potential to influence flows of circular migrants from Belarus. Although smart mobility programmes between Belarus and Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic could help to address economic challenges in all these countries and contribute to a triple win situation, such a scenario seems to be difficult to realise. None of the states under study have recognised the importance of circular migration for their economic development in policy strategic documents either.
During the second CIRCMIGR webinar, the speakers will discuss the following issues:
- What migration policy instruments introduced by Poland, Slovakia, and the Czech Republic have influence on circular migration flows from Belarus?
- Why cooperation on circular migration should matter to policymakers? – What would be the strengths and weaknesses of such cooperation? What are the opportunities and threats?
- What should be done now to support a triple win scenario?
Moderator: Agnieszka Kulesa, CASE Economist
- Piotr Kaźmierkiewicz, CASE expert, Poland
- Ivan Lichner, Institute of Economic Research of Slovak Academy of Science
- Šárka Prát, Director, Institute for Politics and Society, Czech Republic
- Marek Radvanský, Institute of Economic Research of Slovak Academy of Science
- Andrei Yeliseyeu, Associate Researcher, CASE Belarus
The webinars are conducted within the project CIRCMIGR – Improving circular migration between Belarus and Poland, Slovakia and Czechia.
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