Today many local communities are confronted with the challenge of reducing high and persistent unemployment and defining new sources of economic growth, all in the context of shrinking public resources. The event gathered representatives of ministries responsible for regional development and employment from Latvia, Lithuania and Estonia and selected OECD countries to exchange on approaches that work in addressing these challenges.
The study visit focused on the strategies and measures designed within the framework of the Carinthian Territorial Employment Pact and comprised discussions with institutional representatives responsible for the design and implementation of these programmes as well as site visits to projects actually dealing with the implementation of the correspondent measures.
This workshop was organised by Research Centre for the Local Public Human Resouces and Policy Development (LORC), Ryukoku University within the framework of the OECD LEED project on local scenarios of demographic change.
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 OECD LEED Trento Centre seeks to provide policy advice and develop capacities for the design and implementation of policies tailored to local needs.
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.