LEED Programme (Local Economic and Employment Development)

Events and activities by the OECD LEED Trento Centre in 2008 - 2009


Events and activities in 2009:

Final project meeting on "Models for social inclusion: results from five OECD case studies", Trento, Italy, 18 November 2009
The international seminar aimed to disseminate the results of an OECD LEED study on social inclusion undertaken in five Regions across Italy and Poland who are members of the ESF CoNET (European Social Fund Co-operation Network), a network of co-operation between Managing Authorities, Intermediate Bodies and Central Authorities that operate in the policy fields of the European Social Fund.


Capacity Building Seminar on "Getting the Young into Jobs: the Role of Partnerships", Trento, Italy 26-28 October 2009
Ensuring a smooth and quick transition from education to employment and fighting education drop-out trends are key objectives of youth policies across OECD countries. The seminar was addressed to those already working in partnerships on youth policies, or in the process of establishing a partnership in one of the following areas: (i) promoting entrepreneurship; (ii) youth skills initiatives; and (iii) integrating youth with accumulated disadvantages.


Supporting SMEs in a Time of Crisis: How to Choose the Right Actions
The capacity building seminar lasted for 3.5 days and was based on a mix of short presentations by OECD and international experts followed by discussion, group work around practical case studies developed by participants and trainers prior to the seminar, and group work exercises. The programme included study visits to Trentino entrepreneurship and SME development initiatives to view instruments used in the Province of Trento and considered as good practices by the OECD.


"Higher Education Institutions, Innovation and Entrepreneurship: Good Practice Workshop", Halle, Germany, 12 June 2009
The aim of the good practice workshop was to follow up the joint policy development project from LEED Programme of the OECD and the German Federal Ministry of Housing, Construction and Urban Affairs with a practical event to enable HEIs and policy makers from eastern Germany to exchange with each other and with participants from other countries around good practice in HEI entrepreneurship support, namely in entrepreneurship education and in start-up support. A rich and diverse programme also offered participants opportunities to engage in dept-interviews with those behind good practices.


Capacity Building Seminar for Local Development Practitioners on “Routes out of the Crisis – New Strategies for Skills and Employment”, Trento, Italy, 10-12 June 2009
The seminar began with a one-day session open to a wider audience of policymakers and practitioners involved in tackling the impact of the crisis on jobs and skills. Days 2 and 3 were structured around a mix of presentations by OECD experts followed by discussion and group work.


Strategic Evaluation Framework for Local Development Strategies in the Czech Republic, May 2009
A Report and a Guide on evaluation for local development strategies in the Czech Republic have been prepared by the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Programme in collaboration with the the Ministry for Regional Development of the Czech Republic as part of the OECD LEED activity on “Strategic Evaluation Frameworks for Local Development”.


Evaluation of Local Development Strategies in Hungary, May 2009
A Report and a Guide on evaluation for local development strategies in Hungary have been prepared by the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Programme in collaboration with the Ministry for National Development and Economy of Hungary as part of the OECD LEED activity on “Strategic Evaluation Frameworks for Local Development”.


"Strengthening Entrepreneurship and Economic Development in East Germany: Lessons from Local Approaches", Report, March 2009
The report  is the result of a two-year work programme on the challenges and opportunities for entrepreneurship development in East Germany undertaken by the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, through its Local Economic and Employment Development Programme (LEED), in collaboration with the Federal Ministry of Transport, Building and Urban Affairs (BMVBS), Angelegenheiten der Neuen Länder department.


The Fifth Forum Meeting on "Building strong partnerships with the private sector for better jobs and inclusion", Vienna, Austria, 9-10 February 2009
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 the 5th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance.


Invitation for Participation: Survey about Local Responses to the Crisis
“Is your locality affected by the crisis?” “What is being done to address the problems?” “Do you want to know what others are doing?” The OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governances invites you to share your experience by filling in a simple questionnaire. The results will be processed and fed back to all Forum members.


Events and activities in 2008:

Capacity Building Seminar for New and Nascent Local Development Partnerships in Central-East and South-East Europe, Trento, Italy, 10-13 November 2008
The objective of this 2.5-day seminar was to improve the functioning of local partnerships. The seminar was aimed at local partnership practitioners and their counterparts in local and national governments. The seminar focused on three main themes: (i) what makes local partnership building successful?; (ii) what are the key elements of a national support framework for local development partnerships?; and (iii) how to manage and improve performance?


High Level Tourism Committee Meeting, Riva del Garda, Italy
Policy makers, industry leaders and tourism experts came together to discuss how the tourism economy must improve its competitiveness, and how tourism actors must use their resources more efficiently & more innovatively to develop and bring to the market products that are competitive in the world market.


Final Seminar on "Strategic Planning and Evaluation for Regional and Local Development in Latvia", Riga, Latvia, 17 June 2008
This seminar presented and debated the result of work undertaken by the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme on how best to support the design, implementation and evaluation of local development strategies in Latvia.


Capacity Building Seminar for Partnerships on "Designing and Delivering Skills Strategies for Cities", Trento, Italy, 11-13 June 2008
The objective of this seminar was to improve the capacity of partnerships to design and deliver integrated skills strategies. It focused on three main themes: (i) understanding local skills needs; (ii) building an integrated skills strategy and (iii) assessing the impact: moving from quantitative to qualitative assessment.


Round Table on "Local Governance in Local Development: the Role of Local Development Partnerships", Zagreb, Croatia, 10-11 March 2008
This round table was the conclusive part of the review project "Capacity Building for Effective Partnerships – An Active Review in Croatia" that the OECD LEED Programme and the U. S. Agency for International Development (USAID) mission in Croatia have jointly undertaken since 2007.


The Fourth Forum Meeting ‘Partnerships for Skills and Competitiveness, Vienna, Austria on 18 – 19 February 2008
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.


OECD Workshop on Partnerships for Development and Diffusion of Innovation, Trento, Italy, 31 January and 1 February 2008
The workshop, jointly organised by the OECD and the Autonomous Province of Trento, focused on partnerships (public-private and private-private) for the development and diffusion of innovation.