As the significance of the creative economy continues to grow, important synergies with tourism are emerging, offering considerable potential to grow demand and develop new products, experiences and markets.These new links are driving a shift from conventional models of cultural tourism to new models of creative tourism based on intangible culture and contemporary creativity. This report examines the growing relationship between the tourism and creative sectors to guide the development of effective policies in this area. Drawing on recent case studies, it considers how to strengthen these linkages and take advantage of the opportunities to generate added value. Active policies are needed so that countries, regions and cities can realise the potential benefits from linking tourism and creativity. Key policy issues are identified.
This short thematic paper summarises the key findings of the study visit.
Issues covered during the study visit included exploring features unique to the Austrian system, such as the dual apprenticeship system and qualification guarantees. The structure and targets of the Territorial Employment Pact were discussed and project visits to relevant initiatives organised.
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.
This report examines the relationship between SMEs' management of intellectual assets, innovation and competitiveness.
This LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance thematic brochure reviews the experience of partnerships in different countries in addressing the implications of climate change and creating employment 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.
The study visit offered the possibility to: (i) get insights about the regional green skills strategy; (ii) learn about the organisational and funding structure of the regional green policy; (iii) network with people running green projects; (iv) visit of a similar project in Slovenia.
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.
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.