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ESEE Dialogue Conference

Initiated by the EIT RawMaterials Regional Center Leoben at Montanuniversität Leoben in Austria, the ESEE Dialogue Conferences aim to foster an international community in the raw materials sector by converging relevant stakeholders from industry, research and education in East and South East Europe.

Next event:

12th ESEE Dialogue Conference

Topic: Brain Drain and its effects on the ESEE Region

03-04/11/2020 online

RC Leoben

„Talents are distributed evenly but opportunities are not!” – Blaženka Divjak, Former Minister of Science and Education of the Republic of Croatia

“For small countries, emigration is not necessarily all bad” – Alida Vračic

The European Committee of the Regions defines brain drain in its report “Addressing brain drain: The local and regional dimension” as:

“…the result of growing competition for talent and is found in regions where there are weak incentives for highly skilled workers (and students) to remain. More specifically, the brain drain phenomenon refers to a region’s permanent loss of skilled workers or students. Local and regional authorities in these regions have to cope directly with the socio-economic effects caused by the significant loss of talent.”

In the conference we will address the complexities of this phenomenon in four panel dialogues:

I.:    Brain Drain and Education
II.:   Brain Drain in Industry and Policy
III.:  The EIT Regional Innovation Scheme and Brain Drain
IV:   Across the Borders – Actions Tackling Brain Drain in other Sectors

Please join us on a high level conference with a range of interesting speakes

• Experts on mining, geology, mineral and metallic raw materials, circular economy,…
• Raw materials industry stakeholders
• Policy and decision-makers in the field of raw material prospection and mining
• Stakeholders in the field of raw materials education

The ESEE Dialogue Conferences are a major raw materials conference series for East and South East Europe that have successfully addressed issues in the raw material sector in multible countries since 2014.

Integration into the EIT RawMaterials community, policy framework, education development, resource efficiency and innovation along the raw materials life cycle are the main topics of the conference.