A working group - involving representatives of the Autonomous Region Trentino-Alto Adige/Südtirol, the Autonomous Province of Trento, the Autonomous Province of Bolzano/Bozen and the OECD Trento Centre carried out influential research on old age dependency and the related economic and financial measures in order to propose and implement sustainable financial solutions in regions and cities.
The OECD Spatial Productivity Lab (SPL) is a dedicated research laboratory that works with local and global partners to improve our understanding of the spatial dimension of productivity growth, the relevance of links between different types of areas and how regional policy can facilitate productivity growth, creation of better jobs and increased well-being.
The OECD is implementing a project to develop recommendations for improving regional development outcomes for regions and cities specialised in mining and extractive industries. The first OECD meeting on Mining Regions was held in Antofagasta, Chile in October 2017. The Second meeting took place in Darwin Australia on 20-24 November 2018.
Previous high level meetings of the RDPC
The School is organising specialised courses on socio-economic development and creating an international platform to exchange experiences and knowledge between public officers and practitioners from OECD member and non member countries that deals with cooperation and local development issues.
Welcome page for the the fourth RDPC Ministerial meeting to be held on 19-20 March 2019 on Mastering Megatrends for Regions, Cities and Rural Areas.
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In 2017-2018 the OECD is developing a Guide for Local Governments, Communities and Museums. The workshop on 9th July 2018 brings together representatives of museums, city and regional authorities, and experts engaged in piloting the Guide in 2018 to review the results emerging from the pilot phase, identify areas of improvement and discuss further steps.
Cultural and Creative Industries (CCIs) play an important role in the economic, social and urban development of cities and regions and are also a powerful engine for innovation and competitiveness. The conference represents the closure of the 1st Summer Academy on Cultural and Creative Industries and Local Development.
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World Observatory on Subnational Governments: Proceedings from the first meeting held on 17 November 2017.
The Summer Academy, a three-year project 2018-2020, provides training for policy makers and representatives of cultural and creative industries (CCIs). The first edition took place 11-15 June 2018 in Trento and Bolzano, Italy. The final conference on Friday 15 June was open to local as well as to national and international stakeholders interested in the event themes, upon registration.