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Securing skilled workers
with the help of the Harnessing
Talent Platform


DG Region, European Commission




PWC, VVA, Eurada, WAAT

Demographic change has already led to a shortage of skilled workers in many regions of the EU. Strategies to promote, attract and retain talent are therefore needed. With the new project "Harnessing Talent Platform", the DG Regio of the European Commission wants to support especially those regions that are most affected by demographic change. The aim is to prevent new and greater territorial disparities in the EU.

Knowledge generation and technical assistance

Across the EU, the proportion of the population with tertiary education is declining. The Harnessing Talent Platform aims to ensure that the regions concerned have the knowledge they need to develop tailored and comprehensive talent strategies. The platform focuses on the following key areas:

  • Building knowledge and sharing experiences
  • Sharing relevant information
  • Promoting events and best practices
  • Access to technical support and advice for regions in need, including a dedicated helpdesk.

Prognos is supporting the project primarily with.

  • Knowledge generation for the platform (analytical papers, good practices);
  • Providing technical support to eleven selected regions in the EU;
  • Leading one of the four working groups dealing with demographic change and its consequences from a research and innovation perspective.

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Project team: Dr Jan-Phillip Kramer, Neysan Khabirpour

Last update: 26.07.2023


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