1-6 September 2019 Zovello di Ravascletto, Italy
Organised by the OECD Trento Centre - at the initiative of NextPA
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.
The Summer School is conceived as a training opportunity for municipal administrators to acquire an open mind-set towards innovation on issues of integrated local development and programming. It also acted as a method for designing coherent interventions funded by European funds or other resources in international, national, and regional policies frameworks
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.
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, was reserved to discussions and open interaction to enable knowledge exchange. Presentations illustrated concepts, models and tools, examples, case studies, and preparatory practical group exercises on development planning and programming. Working groups were facilitated by the experts in order to encourage contribution from all participants.
An outdoor afternoon experimented and reflected on the sense of "teaming up" for a common goal.
Participation was limited to max. 26 attendees from Friuli Venezia Giulia municipalities with a quota reserved to Triveneto (NE Italy). Admission was subject to a selection process after a public call for interest.
Materials & InformationAgenda
2nd Edition Report
Development Strategies, Local Government and Human Capital (forthcoming, available in Italian)
1st Edition Report
(also in Italian)