The Baltic Sea Region needs to expand the pool of talents
On the Picture: Tine Horwitz, CEO of the Danish Consortium for Global Talent
– It is important that the countries around the Baltic Sea Region collaborate because we need to expand the pool of talents. Otherwise we will lag behind, says Tine Horwitz, CEO of the Danish Consortium for Global Talent.
– As we are not the first choice for foreigners, we need to find new ways to make extra noise to attract them to this part of the world and to keep them here. If we are able to exchange talents within the region, we would all benefit from their competences, she continues.
According to Horwitz, extra noise can be created by finding common pull-factors to make the region more attractive and by marketing the region with the right values.
– We should run a common campaign on all the benefits of working and living in the region, and make some well-known people tell their story about living and working here concludes Tine Horwitz.
These are among the conclusions so far being discussed in the ONE BSR project co-financed by the Baltic Sea Region Programme 2007 – 2013.
An Advisory Board deals with talent attraction and retention, the first meeting of the board took place on the 4th of November 2013 in Stockholm, Sweden. Further meetings will be held in 2014, next one 20th of March in Copenhagen. The Advisory Board is composed of representatives from business, universities, governments, municipalities and non-profit sector in the the Baltic Sea Region.
The Chairman of ScanBalt Wolfgang Blank, CEO of BioCon Valley, is a member of the board and likewise is Daumantas Matulis, Institute of Biotechnology, Vilnius University and board member of ScanBalt.