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 10th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development "JOB CREATION JUST AHEAD: BUILDING ADAPTABLE LOCAL LABOUR MARKETS" took place in Stockholm on 23/25 April 2014 and was organised in collaboration with the Swedish Public Employment Service, the Swedish Ministry of Employment, SALAR- Swedish Association of Local Authorities and Regions and WAPES - World Association of Public Employment Services.
Plenary sessions, interactive workshops and a Local Initiatives Forum provided opportunities to learn from international experience, present projects and network with peers from other counties. Participants had the opportunity to learn directly from a range of projects based in Stockholm and discussed their work with staff and service users.
Short video interviews about key issues discussed at the OECD LEED capacity building seminar "Getting the long-term unemployed back into work - New finance and delivery mechanisms" (Trento, Italy) - 21/22 June 2012.
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