According to a survey published in recent days by the German foundation "Friedrich Ebert" and concerning the education of young people in south-eastern Europe, about 285.000 Albanian citizens - most of them young people - would be planning to emigrate in the years to come.
The most sought after destination is Germany (26% of the total), followed by the United Kingdom (18%) and Italy (16%). In numerical terms, Albania is second behind Romanian citizens (around 358.000) but, if we consider only the number of young people who want to emigrate, the Land of Eagles holds the record with around 40% of young people who want to leave the country .
The data and the reaction of President Meta
The President of the Republic, Ilir Meta, sharing the results of the survey of the "Ebert" foundation on his Facebook profile, expressed himself on the issue of youth migration defining it as the "biggest challenge" to face.
"Stop the depopulation of Albania ... the biggest challenge that requires urgent reflection. ”- reads the post of the head of state.
Ndalimi i shpopullimit të Shqipërisë🇦🇱, challenge më and madhe që kërkon reflektim urgjent!
The economic factors and the negative perception of the situation of the native country, are the main factors that push young people to emigrate. However, although youth emigration continues to characterize all Balkan countries such as Albania, the brain drain varies from country to country. This trend, in fact, is aggressive in countries like Albania and Montenegro, while it is far smaller in countries like North Macedonia and Bulgaria.
In general the young people of south-eastern Europe show a great level of readiness to integrate into the social structure in which they emigrate; fact also testified by their immediate desire to learn the language of the host country.
The survey of the "Ebert" foundation also shows that the trend of youth emigration is "led" by unemployed young people: they, in fact, declared themselves ready to emigrate within a period of six months. Behind them follow young people with parents with a low level of education and those living in rural areas of the country.
Results in hand, the publication recommends the country to improve policies concerning young people in particular in terms of employment and education. The development of these policies should adopt a multifaceted approach, aiming at economic instability, poor job opportunities and career prospects.
Të dashur miq! Koha për të ndaluar largimin and shqiptarëve dhe izolimin and vendit nga Europa! 🇦🇱🇪🇺
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