H2020-MSCA-IF-2017 (Marie Skłodowska-Curie Individual Fellowships
Title: GOTaM Cities - Geography Of Talents in Metropolitan Cities
In the context of a growing knowledge economy the competitiveness of global cities is crucially affected by their ability to nurture and attract talented workers. In this global race the European Union is lagging behind in comparison with the US and other Anglo-Saxon economies. The diffusion of anti-immigration sentiments is also worrisome because the recovery from the Great Recession of 2008 is far from being in sight for many EU regions while the access to a diverse set of skills via high skilled immigrants could boost the innovative sectors needed for economic growth. Therefore it is important to provide robust evidence on the economic effects of High Skilled Immigration (HSI) in order to justify policies for their attraction.
GOTaM cities aims at understanding how talents are attracted to cities and how they impact on their innovative performance and prosperity. The findings of GOTaM will serve as a basis for inspiring new and more effective immigration policies.