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The Brain Flow mini programme

“Brain Flow – Brain Flow and Knowledge Transfer fostering Innovation in Border Regions”

A lack of qualified labour force can turn into a crucial barrier to the innovation and growth capacity of regions. Due to their specific geographical characteristics, border regions are particularly affected by the depletion of human capital and the resulting labour shortages in sectors that could otherwise create growth and wealth. This development is widely known as the “brain drain / brain gain” phenomenon.

Taking account of this phenomenon and of its direct influence on sustainable, regional economies, the INTERREG IVC Mini-Programme “Brain Flow” is looking for new measures to tackle the problem. For this purpose, the “Brain Flow” partnership representing eight border regions from seven different countries committed itself to an intensive exchange of experience, knowledge and best practices on interregional level. The partnership’s goal is to develop and introduce new or improved instruments, measures and tools that minimise brain-drain while fostering brain-gain in each region.

You can find all information on its aims, activities and backgrounds on the Brain Flow site. For downloads, press releases and newsletters, please click here.

Communicating and disseminating our findings throughout other (border) regions and interested stakeholders is of particular importance in order to learn from each other’s experiences. So, sign up for the Brain Flow newsletter now and stay up to date with “Brain Flow” !