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Mr. Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD, was in Vienna on Tuesday 2nd July 2013, to present the 2013 OECD Economic Survey of Austria and meet with representatives of the government.
The Co-operative Research Programme (CRP)'s Call for Applications for conference sponsorship and research fellowships for 2015 will open in March 2014. The CRP supports work on sustainable use of natural resources in agriculture, forests, fisheries and food production.
The transition from education to work is not easy for many young people, particularly when it comes to finding sustainable employment with progression opportunities. Recently established national policies to support youth will be only effective if implemented in a coordinated way at local level.
How can local economic development projects integrate social and employment objectives? How can labour market policy support economic growth? Answers to this and other issues were discussed at the 7th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance.
Despite the first signs of economic recovery, unemployment will remain high for the years to come. The 6th Annual Meeting brought together some 200 representatives of all the components of the society to review how local development actors are adapting to this new reality.
This international meeting is hosted by the Austrian Ministry of Education and jointly organised by the Inter-American Development Bank (IDB), the OECD Centre for Educational Research and Innovation, and the World Bank (WB).
How can collaboration with the private sector be strengthened to deliver better and more sustainable outcomes on the labour market?Answers to this issue of central importance to most partnerships today were sought at 5th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance.
The Fourth Forum Meeting sought to identify the best ways for partnerships to contribute to the design and implementation of skills development strategies which can boost competitiveness and make the economy more inclusive.
The third forum meeting focused on cross-sectoral and multi-level collaboration, supporting the exchange of experience and practice between partnerships and exploring ways to overcome common obstacles.
The 2.5-day capacity building seminar was designed as a series of highly interactive sessions around good practice examples presented by seminar participants and OECD experts.