Podgorica, ME – A recent study conducted by the Westminster Foundation for Democracy indicates that around 70 per cent of young people in Montenegro are considering leaving the country. Although Montenegro is at the forefront of the Euro-Atlantic integration process, it seems that this is not enough to keep young and educated people interested in staying home. Thus their emigration significantly affects future economic growth and development. It is estimated that every work-capable person who leaves Montenegro takes approximately €21,561 of some potential future annual GDP with them (WFD, 2019).
The eighth issue of The Herald of Freedom covers the experience from the Baltic states, with particular references to Lithuania and Estonia, which have coordinated their public policies toward creating a more conducive environment for young entrepreneurs. What lessons could we learn from the Baltic example? What does Montenegro need to do to retain its young entrepreneurs? What should be the role of the government, civil society and the private sector in this endeavour? Why are young people afraid of politics? Do the young people represent just an “ornament” for political parties? – those are only a few questions we would analyse in our forthcoming issue.
Editorial Board of The Herald of Freedom decided to devote the entire issue to ideas for a better future of Montenegrin society, so we kindly ask you to contribute with your thoughts and articles whether in Montenegrin (Serbian, Croatian, Bosnian, Albanian) or English language. The eighth printed and digital issue will be published on March 15th, 2020.
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