It is estimated that approximately 200.000 Greeks of young age have left Greece in the last years in pursue of a job. The majority of them are highly educated and trained in sectors where Greece could not offer any career opportunities.

According to the Greek Ministrer of Labour, Social Security and Welfare, the National Council for Employment decided the conception and immediate implementation of a big-scale plan to tackle the “Brain-drain” phenomenon. The plan is a mix of institutional incentives and financial facilities with resources mainly coming from the European Social Fund”. The aim of the plan is to retain the best University graduates in the Greek market. Incentives and facilities will be open to enterprises and individual as well. 

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