Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED Programme)
Trento Centre: employment, skills and social inclusion
Designing effective strategies for employment, skills and social inclusion
Quality job creation depends on the ability of the employment and training system to generate skills that are required by the labour market. Stronger engagement by employers in the orientation of programmes and services, and promoting skills utilisation can contribute to a more productive economy and progression in employment for workers.
Strong capacities in the design of integrated employment and skills strategies are required for policies to contribute effectively to inclusiveness, job quality and local resilience.
A. Tailoring policies and designing strategies for better employment outcomes
This activity will build capacity in generating and using indicators of local productivity and inclusion, identify ways to adapt national and regional policies to local characteristics to improve outcomes, and design adequate employment and skills strategies locally.
A seminar will provide the opportunity to share experience among practitioners, including from North-East Italy, in the local management of employment and training policies and the design of integrated employment and skills strategies, in cooperation with the World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES) and Eurocities.
B. Taking an integrated approach to social inclusion
The activity will build capacity to take an integrated approach to promoting social inclusion locally. It will support knowledge sharing on ways to increase the effectiveness of local social assistance systems. In particular the work will examine ways to foster convergence between the provision of social benefits (health, pension, welfare) and broader socio-economic goals, such as improving well-being and social inclusion and addressing local demographic change.
A seminar will be organised to bring regional/national authorities from Italy and other regions and countries to share experience in adapting social assistance to local characteristics through integrated welfare systems.