Full programme for: “Meet PREMIUM_EU” event

2024 March 26

Panelists are confirmed and the full programme is now available for our first annual event: "Meet PREMIUM_EU".

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About the event

The highly skilled are fleeing the fields and Europe's rural areas are short of labour. Will migration actually fuel a better future for left-behind regions?

This webinar dives deep into the brain-drain that affects most rural regions by looking at the drivers that make people move and the regional characteristics that make people stay. Learn about the “The Human Migration Database” and how to leverage social media in mobility data analysis. We also explore how research-based policies might give left-behind regions a new chance to gain back those brains.



09:30     Introduction to PREMIUM_EU – Leo van Wissen

09:45  The Human Migration Database – leveraging social media and novel data sources - Maciej J. Danko, Data Scientist, Laboratory of Migration and Mobility, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research
& Jisu Kim, Research Scientist, Laboratory of Migration and Mobility, Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research

10:10    Regional Development – The impact of migration policies – Peter Meister-Broekema

10:30   Migration flows by age and education attainment – Dr. Dilek Yildiz, Research Scholar, Migration and Sustainable Development Research Group, Population and Just Societies

10:50   Break

11:00   Panel discussion – Will migration fuel a better future for left-behind regions? 


  • Peter Meister-Broekema, Senior Researcher, NordRuimte Knowledge Center, Hanze University of Applied Science


  • Christian Broen, Urban Planner, Gulborgsund Region, Denmark

  • Louise Lyng Bojesen, Chief contingency manager and Head of the Department of Nature, Environment and Recreation, Bornholm, Denmark

  • Paweł Chmielinski, President of the Board, European Rural Development Network

  • Tuba Bircan, Head of AIMS Lab: Migration & Society Research Unit, BRISPO, Vrije Universiteit Brussel

  • Dr. Leo Van Wissen, Senior Researcher and former director of NIDI, Project Manager of PREMIUM_EU

12:00   Program end