LEED Programme (Local Economic and Employment Development)

East West Cluster Conference Materials, 28-31 October 2002, Udine and Grado, Italy

 

The OECD LEED Programme organised a major conference in collaboration with the Regional Government of Friuli Venezia Giulia, Italy, in the framework of its project on clusters of small and medium-sized firms (SMEs) in transition economies ( Click here for more information on LEED/ CEI/ EBRD "Clusters in Transition Economies" ).

This event was organised in conjunction with the Central European Initiative and the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development. The East West Cluster conference was held in the spirit of the Bologna Charter on SME Policies (OECD June 2000) recognising the importance of small and medium-sized enterprises and clusters in economic growth and job creation.

This event was part of a broader collaboration of the Central European Initiative (CEI) with the LEED Programme. The conference was twinned with the Annual CEI Economic Forum that took place in Skopje, Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia, 13-15 November 2002, where the results of the conference were presented.

The East West Cluster Conferencebrought together not only participants from Eastern and Western Europe, but also experts from other OECD member- as well as non-member countries. All in all, more than 200 people from more than 50 countriesparticipated. It included two days of cluster study visits to highlight their economic potential and benefits. During the remaining two days, the role of SME clusters in transition economies, as well as the internationalisation of clusters in the world economy, the role of social capital and innovation were discussed.

Conference Materials:

1) General Information

Conference Programme

List of Participants

2) Issue Papers
3) East West Perspectives Roundtable, 28 October 2002

"East-West Perspectives" by Enzo Rullani , (available in Italian and in English)

3) Workshops, 28 October 2002

5) Study Visits

Background Documents on Study Visits to Industrial Districts of Friuli Venezia Giulia, 29 - 30 October 2002

6) Cluster Presentations, 31 October 2002

7) Cluster Lessons Learned, Round Table, 31 October 2002

Cluster Lessons Learned, by Paulette Pommier, French LEED Delegate (available in French)

8) East West Cluster Conference - Outputs and Outcomes

Jan Hendeliowitz, Danish LEED Delegate

 

 

 

Countries list

  • Afghanistan
  • Albania
  • Algeria
  • Andorra
  • Angola
  • Anguilla
  • Antigua and Barbuda
  • Argentina
  • Armenia
  • Aruba
  • Australia
  • Austria
  • Azerbaijan
  • Bahamas
  • Bahrain
  • Bangladesh
  • Barbados
  • Belarus
  • Belgium
  • Belize
  • Benin
  • Bermuda
  • Bhutan
  • Bolivia
  • Bosnia and Herzegovina
  • Botswana
  • Brazil
  • Brunei Darussalam
  • Bulgaria
  • Burkina Faso
  • Burundi
  • Cambodia
  • Cameroon
  • Canada
  • Cape Verde
  • Cayman Islands
  • Central African Republic
  • Chad
  • Chile
  • China (People’s Republic of)
  • Chinese Taipei
  • Colombia
  • Comoros
  • Congo
  • Cook Islands
  • Costa Rica
  • Croatia
  • Cuba
  • Cyprus
  • Czech Republic
  • Côte d'Ivoire
  • Democratic People's Republic of Korea
  • Democratic Republic of the Congo
  • Denmark
  • Djibouti
  • Dominica
  • Dominican Republic
  • Ecuador
  • Egypt
  • El Salvador
  • Equatorial Guinea
  • Eritrea
  • Estonia
  • Ethiopia
  • European Union
  • Faeroe Islands
  • Fiji
  • Finland
  • Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM)
  • France
  • French Guiana
  • Gabon
  • Gambia
  • Georgia
  • Germany
  • Ghana
  • Gibraltar
  • Greece
  • Greenland
  • Grenada
  • Guatemala
  • Guernsey
  • Guinea
  • Guinea-Bissau
  • Guyana
  • Haiti
  • Honduras
  • Hong Kong, China
  • Hungary
  • Iceland
  • India
  • Indonesia
  • Iraq
  • Ireland
  • Islamic Republic of Iran
  • Isle of Man
  • Israel
  • Italy
  • Jamaica
  • Japan
  • Jersey
  • Jordan
  • Kazakhstan
  • Kenya
  • Kiribati
  • Korea
  • Kuwait
  • Kyrgyzstan
  • Lao People's Democratic Republic
  • Latvia
  • Lebanon
  • Lesotho
  • Liberia
  • Libya
  • Liechtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Luxembourg
  • Macao (China)
  • Madagascar
  • Malawi
  • Malaysia
  • Maldives
  • Mali
  • Malta
  • Marshall Islands
  • Mauritania
  • Mauritius
  • Mayotte
  • Mexico
  • Micronesia (Federated States of)
  • Moldova
  • Monaco
  • Mongolia
  • Montenegro
  • Montserrat
  • Morocco
  • Mozambique
  • Myanmar
  • Namibia
  • Nauru
  • Nepal
  • Netherlands
  • Netherlands Antilles
  • New Zealand
  • Nicaragua
  • Niger
  • Nigeria
  • Niue
  • Norway
  • Oman
  • Pakistan
  • Palau
  • Palestinian Administered Areas
  • Panama
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Paraguay
  • Peru
  • Philippines
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Puerto Rico
  • Qatar
  • Romania
  • Russian Federation
  • Rwanda
  • Saint Helena
  • Saint Kitts and Nevis
  • Saint Lucia
  • Saint Vincent and the Grenadines
  • Samoa
  • San Marino
  • Sao Tome and Principe
  • Saudi Arabia
  • Senegal
  • Serbia
  • Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)
  • Seychelles
  • Sierra Leone
  • Singapore
  • Slovak Republic
  • Slovenia
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  • Somalia
  • South Africa
  • South Sudan
  • Spain
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  • Sudan
  • Suriname
  • Swaziland
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Syrian Arab Republic
  • Tajikistan
  • Tanzania
  • Thailand
  • Timor-Leste
  • Togo
  • Tokelau
  • Tonga
  • Trinidad and Tobago
  • Tunisia
  • Turkey
  • Turkmenistan
  • Turks and Caicos Islands
  • Tuvalu
  • Uganda
  • Ukraine
  • United Arab Emirates
  • United Kingdom
  • United States
  • United States Virgin Islands
  • Uruguay
  • Uzbekistan
  • Vanuatu
  • Venezuela
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  • Western Sahara
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  • Zambia
  • Zimbabwe
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