The Forum on Partnerships and Local Development (FPLD) is the OECD’s network of practitioners in the fields of economic development, employment, skills and social inclusion. Created by the LEED Programme in 2004, the Forum aims to build the capacities of stakeholders at all levels to work in partnerships to better tackle current economic and social challenges. Read more...


The database aims to serve as the knowledge base for the Forum. Information is available by country and by selected topics including country fact-sheets on partnership models, successful local projects, thematic handbooks, publications and events proceedings. Looking for information? Try our Interactive search tool...

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News & Events

12th Annual Meeting of the Forum: Creativity, jobs and local development 
18-19 April 2016 | Venice, Italy

Round table: Local responses to welcoming refugees - From initial reception to longer term integration
26 November 2015 | Paris, France

Call for initiatives: Local responses to refugee crisis: From initial reception to longer term integration
Deadline for submission: 29 April 2016

Study visit: Perspektive 50+ Regional employment pacts for older workers
16-17 July 2015 | Offenbach-am-Main, Germany

11th Annual Meeting of the Forum: Local leadership for inclusive growth
24-26 June 2015 | Manchester, United Kingdom

Workshop: Building effective local strategies to boost quality job creation, employment and participation - U.S. Department of Labor & OECD event
18-19 November 2014 | Washington, United States

Capacity building seminar: Promoting entrepreneurial education in schools
3-6 November 2014 | Potsdam, Germany



The OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development is led by the OECD LEED Programme with the support of the European Commission, the Austrian Federal Ministry of Labour, Social Affairs and Consumer Protection (BMASK), Pobal (Ireland), the Australian National Employment Services Association (NESA), the Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions (SALAR-SLK) and the UK Commission for Employment and Skills (UKCES)‌.

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