09 Oct 2023
PSF article looks at how to address brain drain from Europe
The European Commission's Policy Support Facility (PSF) has published an "Insights" article on 'Addressing the brain drain crisis: Causes, challenges and strategies at the European level'. The article looks at the factors driving skilled professionals to emigrate from their home countries and analyses the impact of brain drain on Europe and its regions.
The article addresses the brain drain phenomenon in Europe in general, and especially in Eastern and Southern European countries. It analyses its causes, challenges, and ongoing measures at the European level, The article brings up specific examples from the PSF exercises on how countries are addressing the competition for talent.
Brain drain refers to the permanent emigration or outflow of skilled and talented individuals from their home regions to seek better opportunities and prospects elsewhere. Addressing this phenomenon is crucial, as it negatively impacts the sending regions, lowering their economic growth and generating significant regional differences within the EU.