Designing and implementing effective local development strategies is not a straightforward task. Local leaders and organisations need specialised expertise along with conducive institutional settings to assess local needs and choose the right mix of policies, programmes and financial instruments to address them. Likewise, effectively coordinating with local stakeholders and other levels of government requires a specific skillset. Gaps in any of these areas can derail even the best-laid plans.
The Trento Centre works directly with local leaders to build the capacities needed to make their communities more inclusive, sustainable and resilient. Through almost two decades of experience, it has developed a unique and highly interactive approach to capacity building, blending the latest OECD research with practice-oriented sessions.
In its academies, trainings, webinars, workshops and conferences, participants learn from international experts and speakers, but also through concrete examples and “field visits” to local initiatives.
Breaking down institutional barriers and fostering peer-to-peer learning are prodromal to sharing good practices and improving systems. By bringing insights from OECD work to thousands of local policy makers and practitioners – and helping them build the skills to act accordingly – the Trento Centre helps to transform research into local development.
Summer academy on cultural and creative industries and local development (SACCI)
SACCI targets national and international policy makers and practitioners active in the promotion of and support to creative cultural sectors at the local, regional, national and international level, as well as cultural and creative entrepreneurs.
Summer school for community and local development in Latin America and the Caribbean
This summer school helps public and private actors leverage territorial assets that can fuel local development in the LAC countries.
Summer school on local development strategies and European projects
This summer school provides an opportunity for local administrators in Friuli Venezia Giulia Region (Italy) and the North-East of Italy to acquire essential knowledge and tools to guide sustainable development of the territory.
Building local governance capacity for the future of sustainable tourism
The tourism sector is widely recognised as a driver of local economic development. This capacity building activity offers opportunities to exchange practices and experiences among practitioners to ensure sustainability and new approaches in both policy making and governance.
WINTER SCHOOL: Smart Specialisation for competitiveness, sustainability and resilient local development
SUMMER ACADEMY: Cultural and creative industries and local development - 5th edition
SUMMER SCHOOL: Local development strategies and European projects - 6th edition
SUMMER SCHOOL: Community and local development in Latin America and the Caribbean - 12th edition
CONFERENCE: Rethinking local development strategies in light of COVID-19
CONFERENCE: SMEs and the Urban Fabric | second edition
WORKSHOP: Managing local development - Governance, leadership and networks
WEBINAR: Building capacities for enhanced productivity in the co-operative sector in Italy
WEBINAR: The impact of remote working on Trentino households. Current trends and future scenarios
WEBINAR: Heritage, responsible cultural tourism, and sustainable development
WEBINAR: Heritage as a driver for new local creative entrepreneurship
SUMMER ACADEMY: Cultural and creative industries and local development - 4th edition
SUMMER SCHOOL: Local development strategies and European projects - 5th Edition
WEBINAR: The Internationalisation of Smart Specialisation Strategies
WEBINAR: Firms and workers at the crossroad - Automation and market power
ITALY: The strategic challenges of post-COVID-19 building back better at local level
ITALY: A capacity building initiative on start-up visas worldwide
For more information, please contact Katerina.CiampiStancova@oecd.org.