Brain Flow Regions

Europe Regio Basiliensis, Switzerland Navarra, Spain Hedmark, Norway Nemunas Euroregion, Lithuania Gelderland, The Netherlands Värmland, Sweden Overijssel, The Netherlands North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany


Move the mouse over the coloured regions to see the partner region names and click on the map for detailed information.

Project start in 2010
Project closure in 2014

Welcome to the INTERREG IVC
Mini-Programme "Brain Flow"


“Brain Flow – Brain Flow and Knowledge Transfer fostering Innovation in Border Regions”


A lack of qualified labour force can turn into a crucial barrier to the innovation and growth capacity of regions. Due to their specific geographical characteristics, border regions are particularly affected by the depletion of human capital and the resulting labour shortages in sectors that could otherwise create growth and wealth. This development is widely known as the “brain drain / brain gain” phenomenon.


Taking account of this phenomenon and of its direct influence on sustainable, regional economies, the INTERREG IV C Mini-Programme “Brain Flow” was looking for new measures to tackle the problem. For this purpose, the “Brain Flow” partnership representing eight border regions from seven different countries committed itself to an intensive exchange of experience, knowledge and best practices on interregional level.


For a summary of our "Brain Flow" topics and the questions addressed, watch our movie here: