Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED Programme)

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 (Local Economic and Employment Development) 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.

More about our mission and objectives - information brochure  (also in FR, IT, ES, DE)



Trento Centre infographic 2017


Develop your capacities

integrated local development culture, CCIs and heritage employment, skills and social inclusion‌‌ entrepreneurship and SMEs


Events and news

FORUM: 14th OECD LEED Forum - Making all places resilient in the new world of work 
18-19 September 2018 | Porto, Portugal

SUMMER SCHOOL: International Summer School for community and local development - Ninth edition 
23 July - 3 August  2018 | Trento, Italy 

SUMMER ACADEMY: Cultural and creative industries and local development
11-15 June 2018 | Trento, Italy

SPATIAL PRODUCTIVITY LAB: The contribution of regions to the productivity of nations - 1st meeting
21 February 2018 - 14.00 | Trento, Italy

EUREGIO MUSEUM DAY 2017: Museums & local development - Maximising the impact
20 December 2017 | Trento, Italy

SEMINAR: Fostering business attractiveness of Trentino (Italy) 
5 December 2017 | Trento, Italy

CAPACITY BUILDING SEMINAR: A workforce for the future - Designing strong local strategies for better jobs and skills
28-29 November 2017 | Venice, Italy

CONFERENCE: Integrated governance and local development - The new role of local actors in local development strategic planning and programming
8 September 2017 | Tolmezzo, Italy

CAPACITY BUILDING ACTIVITY: Summer school for local administrator in local development strategies and European programming
4-8 September 2017 | Zovello di Ravascletto, Italy

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


More news and events in 2012/2017



The LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development
The OECD's worldwide network of practitioners in the fields of economic development, employment, skills and social inclusion. 


International Summer School "Community and local development in Latin America and the Caribbean"
The meeting point of innovative experiences in terms of community development practices performed in the most varied realities of the Latin American countries.



J‌uly 2017 - VivinTrentino meets the Summer School (time code 15:00) - IT



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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