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Asia is generally recognised to be leading the global recovery from the financial crisis, while decentralisation is transforming the role of local government from implementers of national strategies to equal partners with national government for social and economic initiatives.
The conference reviewed the results of OECD research with national policy makers and practitioners, debating the best way of managing flexibility and accountability in labour market policy.
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The event was organised by the ESF Learning Network Community of Practice for Inclusive Entrepreneurship (COPIE 2). It took place at the Berlin-Brandenburgische Akademie der Wissenschaften in Berlin-Mitte and was by invitation only.
This seminar was organised by the OECD LEED Programme in cooperation with the City Council of Barcelona, through its Local Development Agency, Barcelona Activa, to analyse best practices for quality employment in different environments among OECD countries.
How can local economic development projects integrate social and employment objectives? How can labour market policy support economic growth? Answers to this and other issues were discussed at the 7th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance.
This LEED activity aims to increase the relevance, efficiency and effectiveness of local economic and employment development policies by supporting the use of appropriate evidence on policy needs and impacts in the design and implementation of local strategies.
This LEED activity will provide guidance to policy makers on how to stimulate job creation through support to high-growth entrepreneurship at the local level, based on the analysis of the local drivers of high-employment-growth entrepreneurship and an assessment of local policies in this area.&l
This LEED project will analyse the multiple factors leading to long-term unemployment amongst vulnerable groups at the local level and review local measures put in place to support labour market integration and local partnerships working to tackle this issue.
This joint initiative by the European Commission Enlargement Directorate-General and the OECD LEED Programme is focused on providing an assessment of the current local development capacity in view of EU accession in the EU Candidate countries and potential candidates in the Western Balkans.
This conference presented the report prepared for Slovenia as part of the OECD LEED "Improving social inclusion at the local level through the social economy" project in the framework of the Forum on Social Innovations.