Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED Programme)

2nd Summer school for local administrators on local development strategies and European projects

 

3-7 September 2018 Zovello di Ravascletto, Italy


Organised by the OECD Trento Centre - at the initiative of NextPA

Context

In recent years, the Municipalities of the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region (NE Italy) have faced the challenge of mutual cooperation. This is not just in the organisation and provision of services for citizens, but also in jointly designing and implementing socio-economic development policies at the wide area level. Faced with this challenge, the Summer School for young administrators was conceived as an opportunity for participants to elaborate specifically on territorial development to be exercised by the municipalities, taking into consideration both their territorial development plans and the related "Agreements for development" negotiated with the regional administration.


Since this is a substantially new function for most local authorities, the Summer School –this being the second edition - intends to offer local administrators / municipal councillors a capacity building and experience sharing platform, enabling them to acquire knowledge in strategic planning and programming, while considering the best use of EU funds.



In doing this, the Summer School is contributing to generating a widespread know-how in the territory that is an enabling precondition to governing local development processes.

 

Goals

The Summer School was conceived as a training opportunity for young municipal administrators to acquire an open mind-set towards innovation on issues of integrated local development and programming. It also acts as a method for designing coherent interventions funded by European funds or other resources in international, national, and regional policies frameworks

 

Methodology

The approach proposed in the Summer School is a blending of presentations, working group exercises, case studies analysis, and good practice presentations, outdoor training aiming to foster interaction among participants and develop new and shared knowledge.

 

Agenda

The approach is based on a combination of theoretical inputs and practice-oriented working group sessions. A substantial space, during and at the end of each thematic module, is reserved to discussions and open interaction to enable knowledge exchange. Presentations will illustrate concepts, models and tools, examples, case studies, and preparatory practical group exercises on development planning and programming. Working groups will be facilitated by the experts in order to encourage contribution from all participants.
An outdoor afternoon is planned to experiment and reflect on the sense of "teaming up" for a common goal.

 

Attendance

Participation is limited to max. 26 attendees from Friuli Venezia Giulia municipalities with a quota reserved to Triveneto (NE Italy). Admission is subject to a selection process after a public call for interest.

   
 

Key Content

  • Offer conceptual tools to develop a strategic vision of local development policies in the evolutionary perspective of global mega trends.
  • Provide a framework of knowledge and an integrated approach to place-based development policies.
  • Understand the architecture of EU programmes and relevant local development funding opportunities.
  • Learn how to build a team between administrators, stakeholders and partners to design local development projects.
  • Develop capacity to manage programmes and projects and learn how to evaluate outcomes and impact.
   
 

Materials & Information

Agenda

Agenda  (also in Italian)

OECD Contact

Paolo.Rosso@oecd.org   

 

Links

OECD Trento Centre: integrated local development

 

  
 

PARTNERS

 At the initiative of

NextPA ‌‌

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