Tuesday, 14 March

"Bridging the Great Green DivideIs the green transition starved of skills?

The green transition is among the most formidable challenges the world faces. It calls for new sustainable solutions and significant reductions in emissions. The shift to a sustainable and net-zero economy will result in a significant transformation of local labour markets, as workers move into different occupations and sectors. As the geography of these transitions will differ, a place-based lens will be vital, with local economic development and business support programmes complementing national green transition policies. 

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Tuesday, 24 January

Community wealth building at scale: Experiences and lessons from Scotland

Communities across the OECD are increasingly integrating community-wealth building approaches into their local development strategies, but Scotland has been a leader in trying to bring this work to scale. This discussion with Tom Arthur, the Scottish Minister for Public Finance, Planning and Community Wealth unpacks not only what community wealth building entails, but also what it means to move beyond individual efforts in specific communities to a broader approach.

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Past webinars

29 November 2022 – Webinar: Main streets at a crossroad: Experiences from Australia | Watch the replay

16 November 2022 – Webinar: Launch of the OECD Recommendation on the Social and Solidarity Economy and Social Innovation | Watch the replay

9 November 2022 – Webinar: Unlocking the potential of youth-led social enterprises | Watch the replay

27 September 2022 – Webinar: Mass layoffs and local impacts: what we know and what can be done | Watch the replay

5 September 2022 - Roundtable: ERSA-SALAR-OECD Roundtable on Local Public Employment Services | Summary

12 July 2022 - Webinar: From “mom and pops” to “pop-ups”: Local development and the future of retail | Watch the replay

28 June 2022 - Webinar: New tools to support skills identification, recognition and transferability | Watch the replay

4 May 2022 - Webinar: Private sector leadership and the future of local economic development | Highlights

19 Janaury 2022 - Webinar: Making the most of the social economy’s contribution to the circular economy | Highlights

29 November 2021 - Webinar: Social Vouchers - Innovative Tools for Social Inclusion and Local Development | Watch the replay

20 October 2021 - WebinarSchool-to-work transitions: learning from local actions 

06 October 2021 - Webinar: Soft powers for hard outcomes: Using the convening power of local authorities to support employment | Highlights | Watch the replay

22 September 2021 - Webinar: From City Halls to City Streets: How Local Leaders and Practitioners are Helping Young People in the COVID-19 Era | Agenda

26 May 2021 - Webinar: Cultural heritage and social cohesion: how to make the local community more cohesive and inclusive | Highlights

13 April 2021 - Webinar and Launch: COVID-19 and the future of Global Events | Highlights

9 March 2021- Webinar and Launch: Future-Proofing Adult Learning in London, UK | Highlights

25-26 February 2021- Webinar: Back in business: SME support ecosystems for cultural and creative sectors | Highlights

27-28 January 2021- Webinar: Increasing the job creation potential of Cultural and Creative Sectors and SPOTLIGHT: Covid-19 and Music & the Night Time Economy | Highlights

1-3 December 2020- Webinar: Cultural participation and local resilience: Strategies for the recovery | Highlights

23 November 2020- Webinar: Launch of the OECD report Job Creation and Local Economic Development 2020: Rebuilding Better | Highlights

22 October 2020- Webinar: The Future of Local Employment Services | Highlights

23 July 2020- Webinar: Preparing for the Future of Work in Canada | Highlights

9 July 2020- Webinar: Leveraging the Social Economy for the Recovery of People and Places | Highlights

15 May 2020 - Webinar: Culture as a developmental driver for Italy in the post-covid scenario | Highlights

12 May 2020 - Webinar: What are the impacts of COVID-19 on local labour markets? | Highlights

5 November 2019 - Washington D.C.: Local Responses to the Future of Work: An international policy exchange | Agenda

29 October 2019 - Luxembourg: Boosting the Social Entrepreneurship Ecosystem in Luxembourg: Better Entrepreneurship Policy Tool Workshop | Agenda | Highlights