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1 Cluster Conference May 30/ , Brno 1 The Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development “Building successful regions through dynamic Clusters” Peter Tatarko Coordinator OECD LEED Trento Centre

2 Cluster Conference May 30/ , Brno 2 A tool for governments Born after World War II as the Organization for European Economic Co-operation to coordinate the Marshall Plan Transformed in 1961 into the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development with trans-Atlantic and then global reach Today the OECD has 30 member countries, more than other 70 countries in direct contact CR joined the OECD in December 1995

3 Cluster Conference May 30/ , Brno 3 A global outreach OECD Member Countries Countries/Economies Engaged in Working Relationships with the OECD

4 Cluster Conference May 30/ , Brno 4 Who drives OECD work? Council - Oversight and strategic direction Representatives of member countries and the European Commission; decisions taken by consensus Committees Discussion and implementation Representatives of member countries and countries with Observer status work with the OECD Secretariat on specific issues Secretariat Analysis and recommendations Secretary-General Deputy Secretaries-General Directorates Annual budget: 188 million euros Funded by member countries

5 Cluster Conference May 30/ , Brno 5 The OECD Secretariat 2300 staff at Paris headquarters and OECD Centers worldwide Works in two official languages: English and French Staff members are international civil servants No quota system for national representation

6 Cluster Conference May 30/ , Brno 6 The OECD Structure OECD General Secretariat DirectoratesOther bodies CFE TourismWPSMELEED OECD is a complex structure with 15 Directorates and 3 bodies (DC, CERI, IEA) CFE is a Directorate that acts as a catalyst, increasing synergies between different areas of expertise, raising the profile of the OECD work on entrepreneurship. Director of CFE reports directly to Deputy Secretary General

7 Cluster Conference May 30/ , Brno 7 LEED: Local Economic and Employment Development LEED Employment and Skills Globalization And Local Authorities Social Innovation Local Governance And Partnership Entrepreneurship The mission: Identify, analyse and disseminate the sources of prosperity at local level Foster the local capacity to design and implement effective strategies Help governments to support the emergence of local initiatives and sustainable solutions

8 Cluster Conference May 30/ , Brno 8 On the 11 th June 2003, the OECD Council decided to establish in co- operation with the Italian government and Autonomous Province of Trento the OECD LEED Trento Centre for Local Development. Its mission represents implementation of the LEED Outreach policy within the LEED Mandate approved for the period OECD LEED Trento Centre for Local Development

9 Cluster Conference May 30/ , Brno 9 Target Countries: Central and Eastern Europe and South East Europe LITHUANIA LATVIA ESTONIA Albania Bosnia Herzegovina Bulgaria Croatia Macedonia Romania Serbia and Montenegro Estonia Lithuania Latvia Czech Republic Slovak Republic Poland Hungary

10 Cluster Conference May 30/ , Brno 10 The OECD Trento Centre pillars its analytical works are focused on the three pillars: local governance, entrepreneurship and social inclusion Entrepreneurship Local Governance Social Economy

11 Cluster Conference May 30/ , Brno 11 Entrepreneurship - main focus areas Promoting an entrepreneurial culture Understanding the territory to design appropriate strategies of development Promoting business start-ups Design, implementation and evaluation as tools for the creation of entrepreneurship Supporting SMEs Present local tools for the promotion of SMEs Identify market failures that require political intervention Networking and exchange of best practice Bring together policy makers and practitioners Exchange experience Identify potential collaborators

12 Cluster Conference May 30/ , Brno 12 Main activities in 2004 Seminar on Partnership, Clusters of Enterprises and Cross Border Cooperation in Hrvatska Kostajinica, Croatia International Conference on Entrepreneurship and Employment in South East Europe in Bucarest, Romania Capacity Building Seminar on Entrepreneurship and SME Development in Trento, Italy

13 Cluster Conference May 30/ , Brno 13 Main activities in 2005 International conference on Financing Entrepreneurship at Regional and Local Level in Bulgaria and other South East European Countries in Sofia, Bulgaria Seminar on Clusters of Enterprises and the Internationalization of SMEs: the Case of Romanian Region of Timisoara, Romania Seminar on Strengthen Local Clusters in Serbia and other South East European Countries in Belgrade, Serbia and Montenegro Seminar on SME Internationalization in Montenegro and other South East European Countries in Podgoriza, Serbia and Montenegro

14 Cluster Conference May 30/ , Brno 14 FORTHCOMING EVENTS in 2005 International conference Fostering Entrepreneurship: The Role of Higher Education June 2005, Trento, Italy as a joint activity with the OECD Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship Parallel event in June 2005: Working Party on SMEs and Entrepreneurship June 2005, Trento, Italy

15 Cluster Conference May 30/ , Brno 15 Contact points: OECD LEED Trento Centre address: vicolo San Marco, 1 – Trento (Italy) tel


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