The President of the Republic of North Macedonia, Stevo Pendarovski, met today with representatives of the Brain Drain Network, which includes seven civic organizations across the country, working on youth development, youth policies and rights and youth informing issues.
At the meeting, the representatives of the network presented the data from the Analysis of the National Strategy for Networking, Cooperation and Reduction of the Outflow of Higher Education and professional staff 2013-2020. Interviews conducted with youth and institutions as part of the Analysis showed that certain issues were not covered in the Strategy at all, grouped into three areas, namely economics, education and communication and motivation.
Young people informed President Pendarovski that their goal is to raise awareness among institutions and citizens about the problem of young people leaving our country, and to propose measures and solutions to reduce youth brain drain.
President Pendarovski reiterated at the meeting that the trend of young, talented people leaving the country is devastating. President Pendarovski also emphasized that the solution of this problem should be systematic, that is, in partnership with NGOs and state institutions.
For his part, President Pendarovski offered full support for the future projects of the Brain Drain Network because, as President Pendarovski said, urgent measures and activities are needed that will at least contribute to alleviate the trend of young people leaving the country.