13th Annual Meeting: Increasing productivity, job creation and inclusion from the bottom-up (Prague, Czech Republic)

 

 13th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development

INCREASING PRODUCTIVITY, JOB CREATION AND INCLUSION FROM THE BOTTOM-UP

10th-11th April 2017 | Prague, Czech Republic


REGISTRATION IS OPEN!

 

What

Productivity and inclusion – towards new ‘win-win’ solutions

OECD economies have been experiencing a slow-down in labour productivity growth for two decades, a trend which has now spread to emerging economies. It is driven by a range of structural problems including a breakdown of innovation diffusion from leading to lagging firms and regions, barriers to entrepreneurship and business dynamics, skills mismatches and limited skills formation. At the same time, OECD economies are facing rising inequality. This combines poor income and employment outcomes for low-skilled workers with a surging ahead of top incomes. The OECD work on the Productivity-Inclusiveness Nexus suggests that these two trends may be intertwined, as inequalities in income, education, training, access to jobs and access to innovation stand in the way of productivity growth whilst poor productivity catch up increases inequality. This calls for policy makers to adopt a broader, more inclusive, approach to productivity growth that considers how to expand the productive assets of an economy by investing in skills, entrepreneurship, employment opportunities, and innovation diffusion to lagging firms and regions


>> Draft agenda

 

How

4 plenary sessions

  • Understanding the context: Backlash against global integration - Learning from the local

  • Boosting productivity, jobs and inclusion through employment and skills policies

  • More resilient and diversified local economies

  • Mobilising all actors at the local level

 
8 interactive workshops

A. Future of work: what are the challenges for labour market, skills and inclusion policies and how to better manage the implication at the local level?   

B. Innovation in Public Employment Services: new ways to improve job matching 

C. Business development services: improving SME productivity 

D. Social enterprises: how can they help to enhance productivity, create jobs and increase social inclusion?

E. Tourism and Culture as Catalysts of Local Development    

F. Business start-up support in Higher Education Institutions    

G. Taking an integrated approaches to social inclusion 

H. Boosting skills utilisation by businesses

 
Project visits: participants will learn directly from a range of projects based in Prague and discuss their work with staff and service users. 

Local Initiatives Forum: a networking session where participants could present their work and network with peers from other countries. 


>> To apply for the Local Initiative Forum, please fill in this form.
 (CZ version)

  

Who

The 13th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development will bring together some 250 representatives of local partnerships, government officials, public employment services, local leaders, youth organisations, social entrepreneurs, business representatives, and academics.

>> To register, please fill in this online form by 24th March 2017.

 

Where

The Forum will be held in Prague, Czech Republic. 


>> Download the logistical information.

 

When

The meeting will run from the morning of 10th April to mid-day 11th April 2017.

 

Contact

For further information about the event, please contact the OECD Secretariat.

 

Quick access

+ Draft agenda (CZ version)

+ Registration form
(Deadline for registration: 24th March 2017)

+ Networking session form (CZ version)

+ Logistical information
(transportation, meeting venues, hotels, etc.)

+ Contact



Partners

Czech Republic: 

Ministry of Regional Development, Prague City Hall, Ministry of Labour and Social Affairs, Ministry of Industry and Trade, Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Labour Office – Directorate General, Agency for Social Inclusion, Union of Towns and Municipalities of the Czech Republic, National Network of Local Action Groups in the Czech Republic.


International:

Pobal (Ireland), Australian National Employment Services Association (NESA), Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR-SLK), World Association of Public Employment Services (WAPES), ESF-Agency Flanders (Belgium), gsub – Society for Social Business Consultancy (Germany) and W.E. Upjohn Institute (United States).



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