The upgrading of workforce skills is key to the competitiveness of SMEs. In today’s business environment there is a premium on innovation that enables firms to develop new products and services, new production processes and new business models.
The Regional Growth Core Schönefelder Kreuz and the Technical University of Applied Sciences Wildau in partnership with the OECD Local Economic and Employment Development Programme (LEED) are working on defining and collecting measurable indicators at the regional/ local level that can inform over time of transition to low-carbon economic and industrial activities.
Skills and educational development for inclusive and sustainable growth are becoming significant drivers in OECD countries.
The School is organising specialised courses on socio-economic development and creating an international platform to exchange experiences and knowledge between public officers and practitioners from OECD member and non member countries that deals with cooperation and local development issues.
"Comunidad y desarollo local" - Tercera edición - es un curso intensivo de dos semanas construido para un grupo de estudio de America Latina para un trabajo de investigación e intercambio sobre el proceso de definición de una estrategia de desarollo local.
Organised by the Union For the Mediterranean in cooperation with LEED and the City of Barcelona, this second experts' meeting further discussed how to foster skills development, entrepreneurship and SMEs in the Mediterranean at national, regional and local levels.
The seminar was targeted at national, regional and local practitioners who dealt with anticipating and managing demographic changes in Russia and Eastern European countries and wanted to interchange experiences and approaches with other experts from OECD countries.
This seminar was part of a three-year programme of cooperation between the European Commission and the OECD LEED Programme to monitor and report on entrepreneurial activity in Europe and related public policies and actions.
To find effective financing and delivery mechanisms to address long-term unemployment is a challenge which practitioners and policy-makers confront. The seminar reviewed innovations in these areas and reflected on how they can be used to support the long-term unemployed into employment.
The OECD LEED Programme is participating in a side event of the Rio+20 Corporate Sustainability Forum co-organised by DCED and the UN Global Compact in cooperation with World Resources Institute and New Ventures India.