Returning workforce

The strategy program focuses on one group of people, especially relevant for business transfers in Eastern European countries like Poland, Lithuania or Latvia, returning emigrants. Many people left these countries after the end of the Soviet Union to look for new opportunities in Western Europe. But recently, and supported by digital transformation, more and more former emigrants are returning to their home countries. These highly creative, open-minded and ambitious people represent a considerable group of potential SME successors. We developed means and methodologies to attract them as entrepreneurs for SMEs. Among others these include streamlined information about potential business transfers, support for the returning emigrants’ children (e.g. language courses) and redesigning local consular services