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Step 1: Data Collection

For component 3A of the BUTTON project guidelines for ‘Regional fact sheets’ were developed. The aim of the guideline was to define and operationalize some key variables to be able to compare the regions, particular to be able to review the attraction and retention migration patterns. All project partners needed to collect regional facts to support the development of tailored policy measures in their regions. The development of policy measures asks for knowledge building about the different reasons behind in and out migration of highly educated workers, and the way they apply to different regions. Many factors influence this migration next to the availability of jobs, such as cultural amenities, secondary labor conditions, image of certain economic or educational sectors, quality of life, etc. Many of these factors all have their influence on the decisions of individuals or families to move or not to move. Only a good common and local understanding of these processes can lead to successful policies.

In these two files you will find a comparison of the regions resulting from our analysis

This link will take you to the factsheets per partners

In the Research Manual we present our research protocol