Brain drain is a topic that earns very much interest. This shows that the situation must not be under estimated and that there is an urgent need to act.

The aim of the event will be to analyse the practical aspects of the challenge and show possible solutions on local and regional level implemented Europe wide. During the podium discussion high-ranking speakers will have a closer look at this problem and present also best practices from the local and regional perspective.

The event is based on the study “Brain Drain - Brain Gain: How attractive is South Tyrol’s labour market?” (2019) developed by IER on South Tyrol level that was presented in Bolzano/Bozen in March with great success as well as on the study “Addressing Brain Drain: the local and regional dimension” (2018) by the SEDEC Commission of the European Committee of the Regions.