The OECD Local Economic and Employment Development (LEED) Programme helps countries develop economically and socially at a local level by building better quality jobs. Created in 1982 on the initiative of France and Italy. This initiative was to stimulate employment at the local level through the implementation of active employment policies favouring self-employment and enterprise creation. Each member country appoints a delegate to the LEED Directing Committee, which meets twice a year to discuss LEED ongoing and future work. The unique cross-cutting composition of members means that LEED is in an ideal position to take a horizontal viewpoint on employment and economic development issues, while working with governments to overcome policy silos on the ground.
The 11th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development on "Local Leadership for Inclusive Growth" took place in Manchester, UK on 24/26 June 2015, with the co-operation of the UK Department for Business, Innovation and Skills, the Cabinet Office and the Department for Communities and Local Government, the Center for Cities and the Greater London Authority and in partnership with the International Organisation of La Francophonie and the World Association of Public Employment Services.
Inspiring discussions animated the event, look at some short video interviews conducted with key speakers for great insights!
Entrepreneurship can be learned and should be promoted at all levels of education. This is the foundation for Entrepreneurship360, a collaborative initiative of the European Commission and the Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development which aims to nurture entrepreneurship as a key competence in schools and technical and vocational institutions.
Entrepreneurial education is aimed at developing in learners a sense of initiative and entrepreneurship which will help them with their own initiatives, companies and associations, but also at work and in their everyday life. This involves fostering creativity and innovation and giving pupils the chance to define, plan and manage their own projects.
Teachers and experts in education have shared their practical experiences and ideas on entrepreneurial education during the Capacity Building Seminar on Promoting Entrepreneurial Education in Schools, organised in Potsdam during the first week of November 2014.
This Capacity Building Seminar received funding from the European Commission, in particular from DG EAC on the Entrepreneurship 360 project and from DG Employment and Social Affairs on the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development
Theses videos have been made during the last High-Level Capacity Building Seminar which were an international exchange of information on inclusive entrepreneurship actions across the European Union and presents innovative ideas on on how the European Union Structural Funds can be used to support actions that combine entrepreneurship promotion and social inclusion.
The OECD LEED Trento Centre for local development, the Training Centre for International Cooperation (TCIC) and the Autonomous Province of Trento have recently set up a joint "International Summer School for cooperation and local development". The scope of the School is to organise specialised courses on socio-economic development and to create 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. - First edition, 2010 - Second edition, 2011 - Third edition, 2012 - Fourth edition, 2013 See more: www.trento.oecd.org