The Gozo Youth Council is concerned about the ‘brain drain’ experienced by the island. This means that high-skilled Gozitans tend to look elsewhere than Gozo for employment. In a press release, the Council said that the only way such an economically impairing phenomenon can be countered is through direct investment in Gozo with the aim of developing sectors such as education, creativity, research, tourism, innovation, and entrepreneurship.
Therefore the Council is calling for specific and direct measures to stimulate Gozo’s economy, particularly with regards to job creation and human resources, in the light of Operational Programmes I and II of the the EU Cohesion Policy.
While it appreciates nation-wide benefits that arise from national projects and schemes of which Gozo has its share, the Gozo Youth Council believes that “Gozo should nonetheless acquire more precise and concrete proposals.”