Highly skilled Portuguese Emigration in the European Context
This project proposes a sociological study on migratory flows of highly skilled professionals leaving Portugal. Despites a considerable increase in highly skilled emigration during last years, this case is not adequately known yet and has been relatively little investigated. The aim is to analyze form and direction of flows, to describe a sociological profile of highly skilled Portuguese emigrants, to plot their migratory routes, to know the socio-economic factors that prompted the move and to give answer to central questions that constitute priority intervention areas in terms of migration policies. A particular focus is placed upon networks of skilled emigrants and emerging initiatives that enhance exchanges, in terms of co-development, between countries of destination and origin.