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.
Within the conference discussing how shrinkage has become a pressing problem in many parts of Europe, the LEED programme is organising a workshop which especially focuses on policies and programs to foster skills, employment development and job creation in areas of shrinkage.
This LEED project will assess the job creation potential of the social economy in various institutional frameworks, examine the conditions under which the contribution of social economy organisations to employment can be maximised and identify obstacles and possible solutions.
This LEED project will examine the capacity of local economies to support new enterprise creation and the development of small and medium enterprises (SMEs), including in the social enterprise sector, and how it can be enhanced through local economic and employment development policies.
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Read the speech by OECD Deputy Secretary General, Aart de Geus, during the opening session of the 10th International Entrepreneurship Forum, held in Bahrain on 9-11 January 2011.
This LEED project aims to provide strategic guidelines for governments and organisations involved in the implementation of employment and skills development programmes at the local level on how better confront demographic changes.
LEED ha un nuovo programma di lavoro per il biennio 2011-2012. Scoprite i progetti e come questi possono essere utili al vostro lavoro, contattando il segretariato per ulteriori informazioni.
The seminar aimed to build and share the knowledge and know-how of participants on how to develop integrated strategies based on sustainable tourism and build new and innovative tourism policies, which reflect local characteristics and which address local need, engaging local communities.
Training and skills development are greatly needed in SMEs. This conference reviewed the results of an OECD case study of the Zaglebie sub-region in south-east Poland. Policy makers, industry representatives and SMEs debated the best way to leverage training and skills development.