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Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences shared expertise for the newly launched HORIZON Europe project PREMIUM_EU

Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences shared expertise for the newly launched HORIZON Europe project PREMIUM_EU

On October 9-10, 2023 the Kraków University of Economics (Poland) hosted the Horizon project PREMIUM_EU –  „Policy Recommendations to Maximise the beneficial Impact of Unexplored Mobilities in and beyond the European Union“ consortium's second meeting. Scientists from Lithuanian Centre for Social Sciences, Institute of Economics and Rural Development were invited to share the sizeable lessons from the already implemented SHERPA project (name of the project – Rural Science Society Policy Interfaces), more specifically focusing on the results generated via the regional Lithuanian MAP (Multi-actor platform of Lithuania). SHERPA relied on the MAPs networks of rural interfaces to achieve its overall objectives of gathering relevant knowledge and opinions that contribute to the formulation of recommendations for future policies relevant to rural areas in the European Union. Thus the experiences from SHERPA MAPs, including Lithuanian MAP, are considered relevant to the project „PREMIUM_EU“. MAPs already proved their potential in SHERPA by providing key insights and collaborating in ways that are crucial for building a bridge between research and policy recommendations throughout the EU.

The central question of the newly ongoing project PREMIUM_EU is the following: „How can European migration, between countries and within countries between regions, contribute to the development of vulnerable regions in Europe?“. 

The key goal of PREMIUM_EU is the development of a Regional Policy Dashboard for national and regional policymakers to help them in the formulation of new policies aimed at the potential of migration to enhance the development of vulnerable regions. The Dashboard combines all available knowledge of three domains in three modules: the Mobility Module, the Regional Development Effects Module, and the Policy Module. 

PREMIUM_EU is a consortium of researchers of various European research organizations: The Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute (NIDI) in The Hague, coordinates the project, and the partners are the Hanze University of Applied Sciences in Groningen, Nordregio in Stockholm, Statistics Denmark, the International Institute for Applied Systems Analysis (IIASA), Oslo Metropolitan University, the Economic University of Cracow, the Centre d’Estudis Demogràfics (CED) in Barcelona, Hacetteppe University in Ankara, and the Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock. The project has started in the spring of 2023 and will run for three years.


More detailed information is available online: https://premium-eu.org/ 

Project contacts in Lithuania: 

dr. Živilė Gedminaitė-Raudonė

tel. (8 5) 261 7071, el.p. zivile.gedminaite@ekvi.lt;

tel. (8 672) 00413, el.p. rita.lankauskiene@ekvi.lt 

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