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Policies to contain the outward flow of professionals and encourage their return
Policies which are designed to encourage scientists to remain in Greece are already in operation. Their objectives are to improve the skills and qualifications of scientists so that they can better engage with the Greek economy. Instrumental in supporting this objective are the following: the 'Operational Programme Competitiveness, Entrepreneurship and Innovation 2014-2020' (EPANEK), the Greek Foundation of Research and Innovation (ELIDEK), the Ministry of Health – Local Health Units (TOMY) etc. The intention is to keep young professionals in Greece through actions such as supporting the self-employment of higher education graduates, the hiring of doctors by Local Health Units (TOMY), the employment of young doctorate holders at Higher Education Institutions so as to gain academic teaching experience, notification of ELIDEK research programmes etc.