With Lithuania increasingly looking to international talent to drive growth, Future Place Leadership has been part of the TALENTAS project helping the government to work towards its goal of attracting and retaining more international students, highly skilled migrants, and Lithuanians living abroad.
As part of its analytical and capacity building support to the Government of Lithuania, ICMPD’s Policy Unit has now published a How can Lithuania harness international talent to drive growth? policy paper. It examines the growing urgency to recruit talent to Lithuania, takes stock of efforts to date, and offers priority recommendations for attracting and retaining global talent. It places special emphasis on three key groups of global talent for Lithuania: (highly) skilled workers, international students, and members of the diaspora.
Accompanying this is handbook – Attracting international talent to Lithuania: International best practices and approaches. The guide is based on practical experience on place-based talent attraction and retention, by Future Place Leadership. This guide presents key lessons learned that are relevant for Lithuania and other places currently developing or optimising their talent policy and practice.
These publications represent the culmination of the development of a strategy for the implementation of talent policy in Lithuania (TALENTAS) project, funded by the European Union via the Structural Reform Support Programme and in cooperation with the Directorate General for Structural Reform Support (DG REFORM) of the European Commission. This project, which ran from 2019-2021, aimed to contribute to institutional, administrative, and growth-sustaining structural reforms in Lithuania to help the country attract and retain global talent. It was implemented in cooperation with the Office of the Government of the Republic of Lithuania, the Lithuanian Ministry of Economy and Innovation and the Government Agency Invest Lithuania, as well as Future Place Leadership. The field research in Lithuania was coordinated jointly with Diversity Development Group.
If you have any questions about the cookbook, get in touch with Morten King-Grubert.
Read more about our recent work in talent attraction here.
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