TalentMagnet Improved Institutional Capacities and New Multilevel Governance for Talent Attraction and Retention in the Danube Region

TalentMagnet addresses major societal (demographic and labour market) challenges caused by the outmigration of highly-educated young people, primarily from small- and medium sized towns in the Danube Region (brain drain). Our project intends to address these challenges by improved multilevel governance, targeted policy instruments and practical tools to attract and retain talent – tailored to the specific needs of small municipalities. These challenges are DTP-specific: according to OECD-UNDESA “World migration in Figures”, the biggest increase in emigration rates have been recorded in Danube area. This has grave demographic and labour market implications: these countries experience shortage of highly educated labour force. Limited institutional capacities and lack of prior experience of public bodies, other relevant stakeholders (especially in smaller towns) in the region hinder effective combating against outmigration of young workforce.The main objective of TalentMagnet is to strengthen multilevel governance and improve institutional capacities to reduce the outmigration of talented young workforce. The main result of TalentMagnet is an established new multilevel and transnational governance model/tools/plans for talent attraction and retention, by more effective, wider and deeper transnational cooperation across the DTP.
Our partnership is characterized by transnational, intersectoral and multilevel cooperation forming a Quadruple Helix model with partners from academia, business, politics/administration and civil society in a joint learning process. The ERDF/IPA/ENI partners as well as ASP come from 12 countries: TM will help institutional actors and other stakeholders in the DTP to identify obstacles, develop and implement a plan to address them. Our partnership will improve institutional capacities, design 13 strategies, develop a toolkit, deliver 13 pilot actions, develop policy proposals while establishing a new multilevel governance model.
Improved Institutional Capacities  and New Multilevel Governance  for Talent Attraction and Retention in the Danube Region
Start date
End date
Budget in Euro
Overall: 2541875
ERDF Contribution: 1879456.25
IPA Contribution: 176927.5
ENI Contribution: 104210
Call number
Call 3
Well-governed Danube region
Specific objective
Improve institutional capacities to tackle major societal challenges


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TalentMagnet eNewsletter Issue1 04-12-2020 13:22:01
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Project Partners

Name Type Email Country
Scientific Research Centre Bistra Ptuj Lead partner danilo.ceh@bistra.si Slovenia
Municipality of Velenje ERDF partner helena.knez@velenje.si Slovenia
First Hungarian Responsible Innovation Association ERDF partner lukovicsmiklos@gmail.com Hungary
Municipality of Nyiregyhaza ERDF partner balasa.roland@nyiregyhaza.hu Hungary
Harghita County Council ERDF partner borbathcsilla@hargitamegye.ro Romania
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Project News

  • TalentMagnet - Conference registration open
    - 03-02-2021
    Conference registration open

    Agenda Date: 24.02.2021 Time: 9:00 – 15:30 Venue: Airmeet (link will be sent for registered participants) REGISTRATION OF POLICIMAKERS: https://forms.gle/RHEaLDt6Hqg2tgcKA REGISTRATION OF...

    - 25-01-2021

    In the first period of implementation of the TalentMagnet project, the work on two different thematic work packages - WP T1 Methodology and planning and WP T2 TalentMagnet toolkit - has started. The knowledge providers and thematic work package...

  • TalentMagnet - TalentMagnet Chatbot for supertalents
    - 11-01-2021
    TalentMagnet Chatbot for supertalents

    TalentMagnet project developed a chatbot for entertaining talents. During the game, you will talk to a chatbot, who evaluates your performance. You can start the chatbot by clicking this link: https://m.me/TalentMagnetProject  

  • TalentMagnet - Cooperation with tetRRIs project
    - 11-11-2020
    Cooperation with tetRRIs project

    We are happy to inform all of our partners and friends, that our TalentMagnet project will work together with Project Tetrris , which will help us to magnetize the aspects of Responsible Research and Innovation (RRI) into our...

  • TalentMagnet - Private Sector Survey
    - 03-11-2020

    Be motivated, help us, and we will help you to attract and retain your talents. You can fill-in TalentMagnet's Private Sector Survey at this link:  https://talentmagnet.ios-regensburg.de/private-sector-survey/

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