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🇮🇹 "From Brain Drain to Brain Gain"

Updated: Dec 20, 2022

“From Brain Drain to Brain Gain” - 7-15.03.2019 - Messina, Italy

From the 7th to the 15th of march 2019 in Messina a group of international youngsters worked on a Youth Exchange about Brain Drain.

Brain drain is the situation in which large numbers of educated and very skilled people leave their own country to live and work in another one where pay and conditions are better. The participants came from Italy, Spain, Turkey, Portugal and Latvia. The main objective of the project was to discover the issues related to brain drain in each country and then find ways to act on it.

The activities involved critical thinking, interviews, debates, using art as a means of expression, exposing the situation in each country and much more.

With this page, we share the knowledge that we have learned:

During the youth exchange "From Brain Drain to Brain Gain" the participants:

- have explored the topic of Brain Drain and youth migration by sharing their own experiences and beliefs, taking part in nonformal activities and understanding real facts, so later the perception of the problem could guide European youngsters to find new creative solutions;

- get more confidence in working in an international environment and knowledge on how to improve their employability;

- get motivated to become more active and civic responsible citizens and to disseminate the results of this exchange and create their own events in their local community in the future;

- get assured of their great potential and be more aware of opportunities offered by Europe and society in general.

- realized their role as contributors, not just recipients of knowledge acquired abroad; - have explored themselves as human beings who have their own cultural identity. They understood the difference between identity, culture, cultural diversity, cultural identity, inter-cultural learning and inter-cultural dialogue;

- are now able to identify their own learning processes and learning outcomes, define their own skill development through learning outcomes and explore eight key competencies made by European Commission.

- are now more comfortable developing and sharing their ideas, creating new partnerships, and moving thoughts into action. Through all the activities organized the participants developed and empowered several soft skills, especially self-confidence in public speaking and organizational team skills.

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