Organised by the OECD Trento Centre for Local Development in collaboration with the European Association of Development Agencies (EURADA)
The initiative is divided into two parts: an online segment with two online workshops and an in-person gathering at 2024 Winter School for Regional Development Agencies.
The main objective of the Winter School is to make professionals working for the regional development agencies aware of the importance of anticipatory approaches to local development and in particular strategic foresight which can help them anticipate potential future challenges and opportunities.
2024 Focus: Cultivating forward-thinking and future literacy in Regional Development Agencies
In today's rapidly changing world, regional development agencies play a pivotal role in shaping the future of their regions. The ability to anticipate and adapt to emerging trends and challenges is crucial. The workshops will equip the participants with the tools and insights they need to stay ahead in regional development.
Key Session Highlights
Dates: 16 and 23 January 2024 from 14:00 to 16:30 CET
Workshop 1: Introduction to strategic foresight for regional development
Workshop 2: Drivers of change and foresight methods
Onsite Workshop: a session at the 2024 OECD EURADA Winter School for Regional Development Agencies
Date: 27 February 2024 | Location: Utrecht, The Netherlands | Registration will open soon
Workshop 3: Navigating the futures
Material & information
The programme of the Winter School targetes professionals working for (regional) development agencies.
How to apply
Registration for the online workshops is separate from the registration for the Winter School. Please note that non-EURADA members who attend both online workshops will be entitled to a reduced fee for the Winter School. Two online workshops are free of charge.
Registration for two online workshops closes on 9 January 2024 and places are limited.
To register for the online workshops, please fill in this online form: EUSurvey - Survey (europa.eu)
The registration for the 2024 OECD EURADA Winter School for Regional Development Agencies will open soon.
OECD Trento Centre
Join us in this exciting journey to enhance your regional development expertise and contribute to a more sustainable and resilient future for your region. We look forward to welcoming you to the foresight online workshops and the Winter School for Regional Development Agencies!
2023 Focus: Smart Specialisation for competitiveness, sustainability and resilient local development
Smart Specialisation strategies if well designed, implemented and monitored, can help build resilience at local level, address societal challenges and contribute to the achievement of sustainability goals. The three main themes of the Winter School were the following:
The Winter School combined presentations with hands-on and practice oriented approach, which helped participants to comprehend better the challenges and opportunities for local development. Substantial time during each day was reserved for field visits, case pitches and peer-learning to promote exchange of practices. The Winter School included interactive presentation sessions, discussions, group exercises and field visits in Trentino, Italy (onsite). The Winter School allowed participants to get a better understanding of local development challenges, meet and learn from their peers, as well as network and establish new working relationships.
Webinar | 28 June 2021
The Internationalisation of Smart Specialisation Strategies
The OECD Trento Centre for Local Development and the Autonomous Region of Friuli Venezia Giulia in Italy, developed a project on local development and internationalisation of the innovation system in Friuli Venezia Giulia. The project devotes specific attention to the regional S3 and its future evolution, in view of the 2021-2027 EU programming cycle.
This international webinar focused on the opportunities and challenges posed by S3 internationalisation. Building on the Friuli Venezia Giulia case study, the webinar offered an opportunity to compare national, regional and international methodologies, practices and experiences.
Report | 30 November 2021