This report examines the relationship between SMEs' management of intellectual assets, innovation and competitiveness.
The main objective of the seminar was to provide an international forum for a multi-stakeholder policy dialogue on tourism and local development, also in relation to entrepreneurship and job creation, with a special focus on developments in the Mediterranean region.
The jobs crisis has three particularly worrying aspects. First, the risk of unemployment becoming entrenched is more and more real in a number of G20 countries. Second, the crisis impacts disproportionately on youth. Finally, growing inequality threatens to affect social cohesion and the living standards of vulnerable families and individuals. To deal with these threats, job creation must be restarted quickly, accompanied by stronger
Angel Gurría recalled the role played by the OECD Bologna Process and Charter and the "need to harness the potential of SMEs and entrepreneurs in the fight against unemployment, social exclusion and poverty" in his remarks to the “Bologna+10” High-level Meeting.
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Since the onset of the global crisis, unemployment rate in France increased by 2.1 percentage points between December 2007 and May 2010, a milder increase compared to the OECD average (2.8 percentage points).
Working in conjunction with a LEED research project on Skills for Competitiveness, the first seminar of the 2010 LEED FIELD project focused on measuring skills and human capital in local economies.
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This note is taken from Chapter 3 of Economic Policy Reforms: Going for Growth 2010.
The OECD Labour and Employment Ministerial Meeting: Tackling the Jobs Crisis will be held at OECD in Paris on 28-29 September 2009. It will be preceded by a Policy Forum the morning of 28 September.
The development of tailored recommendations to promote and enhance the contribution of the social economy in fostering social inclusion is the aim of the project and guidance is being provided to national, regional and local actors on how to improve social inclusion capacity effectively.
OECD has launched a series of reports in 16 countries including France. Each report contains a survey of the main barriers to employment for young people, an assessment of the adequacy and effectiveness of existing measures to improve the transition from school to work.