The European Committee of the Regions (CoR) is drafting an opinion on "Brain Drain in the EU: addressing the challenge at all levels". This is an own initiative opinion, scheduled to contribute to addressing the challenges that the brain-drain phenomenon can pose to the EU's territorial development, cohesion, and competitiveness. The main objective is to help formulating appropriate policies and/or measures to retain, attract, or regain a highly educated workforce in sending regions based on various tools existing in LRAs and Member States in order to prevent and mitigate brain drain, and to attract brains both within and beyond the EU.
The rapporteur of the opinion, Mr Emil Boc (RO/EPP), Mayor of Cluj-Napoca, together with his expert, Mr Călin-Emilian Hințea, would be happy to meet with representatives of your organisation and other important stakeholders for a consultation and an exchange of views on the relevant aspects of this opinion.
The consultation will take place on:
1 October 2019 between 14.00 and 16.00
in the European Committee of the Regions building
(Rue Belliard 99-101, B-1040 Brussels)
Room JDE 51
The rapporteur would be very keen to hear your views during the meeting. After a short introduction by the rapporteur, stakeholders will be invited to exchange views with the rapporteur.
In addition, if you have any position papers relevant to the subject, you are welcome to send them to us by e-mail to the functional e-mail address: firstname.lastname@example.org.
The meeting will be held in English.
For practical reasons, you are kindly asked to register your participation before COB on Friday, 27 September 2019.
Please note that in order to reduce paper waste, the CoR will not provide paper copies of documents for the meeting.