Project name BrainDrainNET: New networking of young European citizens living brain drain phenomenon, to gain chances of own development and in the incoming and outgoing areas
Objective Objective 1.2
Priority Innovation and knowledge development
Aim In several areas of the central Europe regions, the brain drain of young European citizens (less than 40 years old), from marginalized and less developed areas, is definitely increasing in coincidence with the years of the economic crisis. Driven by the ease of travel, this phenomenon is particularly characteristic of young people with high-level vocational training, living in areas that require low-profile professionalism (Outgoing areas). Between them, the most self-confident ones move to areas with attractive and high profile-required business activities (Incoming areas), with loss of competent people in the native territories.
Young people that migrate, especially if they have a higher or university education, often left a place where they can not find work or where they can only be employed in inadequate professions for their study path and without being able to improve their position. In the new country, they look for proper job opportunities also to grow their skills. Actually, often it happens that the emigrants are alone, without contact with the institutional realities of the incoming areas. If they find work, it does not always value its knowledge and, when it finally succeeds, they mature an experience that could be useful to generate development in the outgoing regions. In addition, they often suffer the sense of isolation from people of the outgoing region and from other social groups in the hosting town.

The project seeks to strengthen the development of the Outgoing and Incoming areas of partners through the establishment of networking (networks of migrants in Incoming areas and networks of migrants in Outgoing areas), exchanges and training activities for young European migrants, that may be seen as "innovation brokers" for the local communities and enterprises. The added value of the project is represented by the increase of the sense of belonging of young European migrants in Outgoing and Incoming areas, both in terms of belonging to the local communities and relations with the public institutions.

Main players to be involved in the projects are:
- Young people living in Outgoing and Incoming areas, as recipients of training for professional and entrepreneurship skills and as potential co-actors of local development projects.
- Young European migrants and economic actors, who can make their skills and experiences available and be active with mentoring paths to young people living in Outgoing areas.
- Managers of the networks of Young European migrants (networks in Incoming areas and networks in Outgoing areas) who foster collaboration within and between networks, and between local communities and enterprises.

Starting from the results of the experience of Trento (http://www.altrovereporter.it/), a strong networking of young European migrants and young people living in Outgoing and Incoming areas must be created to make them into "innovation brokers" for the development of local communities.
Main activities of the project to be carried on are:
- Establish networks of "brain drain" in outgoing areas and networks of "brain gain" in Incoming/hosting areas
- Create activities of training and mentoring between Young European migrants and economic actors both in Outgoing and Incoming areas
- Promote brainstorming between young migrants, young people living in Outgoing and Incoming areas and economic actors to gain ideas of development and entrepreneurship.
Cost to be defined
Duration 3 years
Partners involved The Autonomous Province of Trento: Lead partner of the project
Partners requested - Public administrations who directly experienced the phenomena of brain GAIN (big cities) and brain DRAIN (for instance, the Autonomous Province of Trento experiences strong migration phenomena of young brains from marginal mountain areas/villages of its region, Trentino).
- Research institutes with skills to capitalize the added value of migration phenomena also in terms of ICT and training.
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