Conference to examine phenomenon of Baltic "brain gain"

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June 9 will see another interesting conference taking place in Rīga, with the opportunity to watch live online.

Running from 11:00 until 15:00 it is titled "Remigration and Brain Gain in the Baltics" and is taking place at the Stockholm School of Economics in Rīga.

"When migrants return, the skills, experiences, and networks they bring back constitute net human capital gains, often described as brain gain. But why do migrants return? What do they do when they return? Are they more likely to start a new business? How are their skills appreciated by employers? These are some of the questions we explore with experts in the topic and using findings from a four-year study on Brain Gain in the Baltics," the organizers say.

"We also look at the future; we asked high school graduates and soon-to-be graduates about their plans and expectations about career and mobility.  Sixty percent of students plan to go abroad at some stage of their lives. We will be joined by thought leaders, practitioners, and students to discuss the topic," said SSE Riga Executive Vice President and project lead Kata Fredheim.

The Conference will be held in English without translation and can be watched on this web page.

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