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Securing skilled workers
with the help of the Harnessing
Talent Platform

Client

DG Region, European Commission

Year

ongoing

Partner

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 "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 ten 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

 

News from the project

Harnessing Talent Platform: Technical support in progress

2024
| Project update

The Harnessing Talent Platform supports selected regions within the EU that are particularly affected by demographic change and the brain drain. The technical support that Prognos is providing in some regions has now been launched with kick-off meetings.

Official start: Ten regions receive technical assistance from the EU

2023
| Project update

Within the Harnessing Talent Platform, the European Commission has selected ten regions to receive technical assistance for securing skilled workers.

Do you have questions?

Your contact at Prognos

Dr Jan-Philipp Kramer

Partner, Head of EU Services

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Neysan Khabirpour

Project Manager

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