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On December 18, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), together with RANEPA Center for Sociological Research and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), held the 4th International Conference on Migration "International Migration and Human Capital in the Context of COVID-19". The conference brought together Russian and foreign experts specializing in migration research, demography, and human rights; representatives of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as a number of international organizations. RIAC was represented at the conference by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs.

On December 18, 2020, Russian International Affairs Council (RIAC), together with RANEPA Center for Sociological Research and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), held the 4th International Conference on Migration "International Migration and Human Capital in the Context of COVID-19". The conference brought together Russian and foreign experts specializing in migration research, demography, and human rights; representatives of the Russian Ministry of Foreign Affairs, as well as a number of international organizations. RIAC was represented at the conference by Andrey Kortunov, RIAC Director General, and Ivan Timofeev, RIAC Director of Programs.

The following issues were discussed in the course of the plenary session and two round tables: the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic and its socio-economic consequences on migrants, refugees and internally displaced persons; problems of integration of migrants and their children and the role of education system in these processes; practical steps to mitigate and overcome the consequences of the pandemic for the most vulnerable groups of migrants and internally displaced persons.

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