Women in Movement

CHALLENGES OF THE INTERNATIONAL MOBILITY OF THE HIGHLY SKILLED IN THE XXI CENTURY

 

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International Conference · Barcelona 7th – 8th February 2013

Geographical mobility among professionals is a vital aspect of the knowledge society, and one which has to be carefully managed by the institutions, governments, enterprises and individuals involved.

Mobility facilitates knowledge transfer and the exchange of ideas and innovation between countries and organisations. It also affects people’s labour market engagement patterns, career pathways, and work-life experiences, including their family relationships and caring work.

The conference “Challenges of the International Mobility of the Highly Skilled in the XXI Century – Women in Movement” addressed the development of mobile careers and their implications for institutions, organisations and individuals.

The programme focused on the following topics:

  • Statistical data on mobility patterns and professional profiles
  • Gender differences in mobility patterns
  • Effects on gender agency
  • Family support in the mobility process
  • Management of national identities
  • Knowledge and innovation transfer
  • Networks of the diaspora
  • Mobility of dual-career couples

The conference was led by Ana M. González Ramos, senior researcher in Gender and ICT, who used a life course approach to explore the gender dynamics of mobility skilled professionals, their families and scientific institutions.

Visit the conference website to check the presentations and the conference book.

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