Workshop on Migration and Human Capital in Serbia and in the Western Balkans, ETF and wiiw

09  July 2020    10:00 am CEST

The objective is to present and discuss the preliminary results of a pilot country study for Serbia with participants from academia, public institutions, civil society and researchers.


online (zoom)


10:00 – 10:10  Welcome and introduction
by Xavier Matheu de Cortada, ETF, Head of Policy Unit

10:10 – 11:40 Serbian country study: Understanding the interaction between migration, human capital and labour market
by Mihail Arandarenko (University of Belgrade)

Panel discussion with Professor Danica Šantić (University of Belgrade), Professor Slobodan Cvejić (University of Belgrade), Dragana Marjanovic (EBRD office in Belgrade)

Questions and discussion  

11:40 – 11:50 Coffee Break

11:50 – 12:20 A cohort approach to estimate net-migration flows
by Sandra Leitner, wiiw Economist

Discussion with Professor Gorana Krstic (University of Belgrade)

Questions and discussion  

12:20 – 12:50 Basic relationships between human capital, migration and labour markets: an econometric investigation
by Isilda Mara, wiiw Economist

Discussion with Professor Will Bartlett (London School of Economics)

Questions and discussion  

12:50 – 13:00 Conclusions and next steps
by Ummuhan Bardak, ETF Project Coordinator

Organisational details

This online workshop will be held in English, and it will be hosted as a zoom meeting. One day before the event, registered participants will receive a join link by mail. Please access it already at 9.45 in order to test your technical compatibility, video and audio settings.