LEED Programme (Local Economic and Employment Development)

LEED Trento Centre (Italy)



Build your local development capacities

The OECD enhances its capacity building agenda for local development: the best policy reforms will fail if no effective mechanisms are in place to deliver them. The OECD has enhanced its partnership with Italy and scaled up its effort to close the implementation gap in OECD Member and non Member countries.

The mandate of the OECD LEED Trento Centre for Local Development has been renewed until 2020 and a new satellite office created in Venice to increase the capacity building offer. The Trento Centre and its Venice office are part of the OECD LEED Programme and will offer a rich institution and capacity building agenda dedicated to policy makers and practitioners in the fields of employment and skills, entrepreneurship, social economy, smarter local development, and allowing them to acquire the practical knowledge they need to achieve their goals.

Through its activities the OECD LEED Trento Centre for Local Development seeks to provide policy advice and develop capacities for the effective design and implementation of policies that are tailored to local needs and focused on the key drivers of local economic growth and well-being in OECD Member and non Member countries.

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The Centre also hosts the Forum on Partnerships and Local Development and organises the
International Summer School "Community and local development in Latin America and the Caribbean"


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Develop your capacities in

LEED Trento Topic: Employment, skills LEED Trento Topic: Entrepreneurship, SMEs LEED Trento Topic: Social innovation, social inclusion, social economy LEED Trento Topic: Sustainable tourism, culture, creative industries  LEED Trento Topic: Strategic planning, evaluation, local governance


Events and news

SUMMER SCHOOL: International Summer School for cooperation and local development - Eighth edition (Trento, Italy) 
17-28 July 2017

ROUND-TABLE: Fulfilling the potential of Cultural and Creative Industries -Reinforcing linkages and spill overs (Milan, Italy)
23 June 2017 - 11.00

WORKSHOP: Cultural heritage as catalyst of local development (Milan, Italy)
22 June 2017 - 12.30

ROUND-TABLE: Culture, health and well-being - 12th Festival od Economics (Trento, Italy)
3 June 2017 - 17.30

FORUM: 13th Annual Meeting of the LEED Forum: Increasing productivity, job creation and inclusion from the bottom-up (Prague, Czech Republic) 
10-11 April 2017

ITALY - REVIEW: Developing local development strategies for remote, peripheral areas - Trentino
February 2016 - December 2017

2nd international conference on Smart and Sustainable Planning for Cities and Regions – SSPCR 2017 (Bolzano, Italy)
Deadline for submission - 18 December 2016

OECD OBSERVER ARTICLE: Trento Centre continues forward - Interview to Ugo Rossi, President of the Autonomous Province of Trento
OECD Observer No 307 Q3 2016 2016

ITALY - REVIEW: ACTORS Italy - Cultural Attractors for Tourism and Employment in Southern Italian Regions
May 2014 - October 2016


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69th Session of the OECD LEED Directing Committee

On 30 November 2016, DSG Kiviniemi and Gabriela Ramos visited the LEED Trento Centre. Activities included the launching of the 2016 Job Creation and Local Economic report and meetings with the Presidents of the Trento and Bolzano Autonomous Provinces.

69th Session of the OECD LEED Directing Committee

69th Session of the LEED Directing Committee
30 November - 1 Decmber 2016 | Trento, Italy

 October 2016

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The OECD LEED Trento Centre is supported by the Autonomous Province of Trento (Italy), the Foundation of Venice (Italy), the Autonomous Province of Bolzano-Südtirol (Italy), the Autonomous Region of Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol (Italy) and Udine Chamber of Commerce (Italy).






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