Skilled-workforce emigration is one of the most urgent societal problems that most countries of the Danube Region face. The goal of the project EDU-LAB: : New Danubian Governance in Labour market Relevance of Higher Education is to improve the professional chances of young people in the region through linking education to employment in a sustainable way. The project consortium consists of 27 partners from 10 countries, bringing together partners from the higher education sector, business organizations, national public authorities, policy makers and NGOs. During the 2,5-year cooperation, three pilot activities have been implemented in Bulgaria, Serbia and Slovakia. In August 2018 the Slovak Accreditation Commission approved the launch of a new professional bachelor`s programme.
As the main output of the project, the newly developed governance model has the goal to create a binding commitment by the “Danubian Charter for Young Talents”.
In 2019, the EDU-LAB publication containing the results and visions of the project was published.
The project is developed in the framework of the Interreg Danube Transnational Programme and is co-funded by European Union funds (ERDF, IPA).