Europe, Labor Market Policy; gender, Labor market, social policy and social services, Seminarium / Warsztaty

Female Brain Drain in Poland and Germany

On behalf of CASE – Center for Social and Economic Research and the Centre for European Policy (cep - Centrum für Europäische Politik) we cordially invite you to a seminar:

Female Brain Drain in Poland and Germany
Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 10.00-11.30 AM
CASE – Center for Social and Economic Research
al. Jana Pawła II 61/212, Warsaw
(entrance next to Bank Pekao)

Seminar speakers:
Karolina Beaumont, CASE Expert
Matthias Dauner, Expert from the Centre for European Policy
Matthias Kullas, Expert from the Centre for European Policy

Introduction: Izabela Styczyńska, Vice-President of CASE

The number of places is limited. To register please contact
The event will be held in English. After the seminar we invite you to a networking reception.

About the seminar:

The Polish diaspora is estimated at nearly 20 million people around the world, more than half of the Polish population. Among those migrants, many are highly educated people looking for working opportunities abroad, which generates brain drain. While this issue has had significant impacts for Poland for decades, as it presents many issues and challenges, the gender perspective of the problem is a relatively new topic that remains under-researched. This seminar, which is based on a report written by CASE and CEP experts, focuses on the migration of skilled professionals in both Poland and Germany with the aim of furthering our understanding of the issue. For instance, in 2010, over 50 000 highly-skilled and 90 000 medium-skilled Polish women were working in Germany out of a total of 175 700 migrants. Among these Polish migrants, more women than men have a university degree. This seminar aims to explore these issues in greater detail, presenting the specific features of the gender aspects of brain drain.