RuWell researchers participate in the 4th Annual Berlin Network of Research on Well-being (BeWell) meeting
03 March 2023
The captivating keynote address by Bruno.S.Frey at the 4th Annual Berlin Network of Research on Well-being (BeWell) meeting underscored the need for research to advocate for an environment that promotes opportunities for people to be happy. Our colleagues, Antje Jantsch and Johnson Kansiime represented RuWell at this highly anticipated event that took place at Freie Universität Berlin on February 27th and 28th, 2023. It was truly inspiring to take part in this event that had interdisciplinary presentations – all centered around a common theme, wellbeing. During one of the sessions, STATEC Research's Kelsey O'Connor's presentation highlighted an intriguing statistic – that 1 in 4 East Europeans wants to move permanently to another country, as per Gallup World Poll data. At RuWell, we examine the reasons for staying for the 3 who do not want to leave. We envision that this will avail new policy salient insights in the struggle to mitigate out-migration. We are grateful for this enriching experience.