Brain Drain or Brain Gain?  05/11/2018
Brain Drain or Brain Gain?

The Seminar “Brain drain or brain gain?” which took place in Zagreb, Croatia, as part of the programme of the Croatian Chairmanship of the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe (18 May - 21 November 2018) highlighted the role of the European Youth Card in providing opportunities for young people at home and abroad.

The Seminar aimed at exploring the brain drain – brain gain phenomenon and the role which the European Youth Card could play in this respect, notably by providing opportunities for young people at home and abroad. Apart from exploring the brain drain, the brain gain and other related emerging concepts (e.g. the brain circulation), their reasons, consequences, current forms and aspects, participants also looked into the role of the European Youth Card in providing opportunities for young people at home and abroad by supporting their economic autonomy and active participation, notably through social entrepreneurship; keeping up links with their country of origin; supporting their social inclusion in the host countries.

Participants came up with a number of practical recommendations for EYCA member organisations, and possibly for policy-makers that will assist them in defining the right policy response and use the opportunities offered by the European Youth Card.