Presentation on theme: "1 OECD LEED Trento Centre for Local Development progress report June 2004."— Presentation transcript:
1 OECD LEED Trento Centre for Local Development progress report June 2004
2 OECD LEED Trento Centre for Local Development 11 June 2003: OECD Council+ Autonomous Province of Trento + Italian Government decide to establish the OECD LEED Trento Centre for Local Development 6 December 2003: Inauguration in Trento of the new OECD LEED Trento Centre for Local Development 10 March 2004: Trento Centre staffed and operational October 2003: Start of implementation of activities
3 Mission of the Centre building capacities for local development in OECD member and non member countries, with a particular focus on CEE and SEE Countries. building on the LEED longstanding commitment to provide assistance in the design, implementation and assessment of local development strategies and on its expertise on: –local governance –entrepreneurship –social inclusion
4 Objectives To improve the dissemination capacity of best practices in the design and implementation of local development strategies, and to facilitate the exchange of experience between OECD member and non- member countries. To strengthen the relationship between policy makers, local development practitioners and the scientific community. To reinforce participative and representative democracy at sub-national level by initiating and supporting a dialogue between national and sub- national policy makers on local development issues.
5 Target Regions of the Centre SEE - South East Europe CEE - Central Eastern Europe
6 SAG Entrepreneurship March, Scientific Advisory Groups (SAG) SAG Local Dev. & Gov. March, SAG Social Economy March, Capacity Building Workshops Publications International Conferences strategy
7 Main Activities Capacity Building Workshops Publications International Conferences Phase 1- analysis: Definition of the methodology Country analysis Phase 2 – preparation Contents definition Experts/trainers selection Participants selection Logistics Phase 3 –implementation Fall 2004 Phase 1- strategy: SAG guidelines Phase 2 – definition First draft of contents Long list authors Phase 3–implementation Call for papers Editing Publications: Spring 2005 Social Economy “Social Economy as a Tool for Social Innovation and Local Development in Transition Economies: Theories, Policies, and Practices”. Local Governance “Local Development and Local Governance: Shaping the Local”. Entrepreneurship “Education and Entrepreneurship – the role of universities/higher education in transition economies”.
8 Country Seminars Entrepreneurship Social EconomyLocal Dev. & Gov. 6 April 2004 CROATIA, Hrvatska Kostajnica “Partnerships, Clusters of Enterprises and Cross Border Co-operation in the Hrvatska Kostajnica Region” 24 May 2004 ROMANIA, Timisoara “Clusters of Enterprises and the Internationalisation of SMEs: the Romanian Region of Timisoara” May 2004 ROMANIA, Bucharest “Entrepreneurship and Employment in South East Europe” 22 – 23 April ALBANIA, Tirana “Local Economic and Employment Development” (LEEDAK project in cooperation with the European Training Foundation) 9 – 10 December 2003 SLOVENIA, Ljubljana “Women Entrepreneurship and Social Innovation”
9 The LIILM Project Local Integration of Immigrants into the Labour Market 2 SEE COUNTRIES Focus on integration of returning migrants: Romania o Bulgaria Albania Desk review Experts study visit in Fall SEE COUNTRIES Focus on integration of returning migrants: Romania o Bulgaria Albania Desk review Experts study visit in Fall 2004 ITALY Background Report Case study selection : Trento Milan Municipality Region of Piemonte Study Visit, June 2004 Best practice seminar ITALY Background Report Case study selection : Trento Milan Municipality Region of Piemonte Study Visit, June 2004 Best practice seminar
10 LEED Flash - newsletter The LEED Flash includes information and updates on LEED activities in both, Paris and Trento
11 Other Activities
12 Other Activities “Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance” (in cooperation with the Centre of Social Innovation, Vienna) CEI-LEED Local Development Network
13 LEED Staff in Trento
14 LEED Staff based in Trento Direction: Sergio Arzeni (Paris) The team: –Jens Erik Lund, Deputy Director –Paola Babos, Junior analyst – social economy –Andrea Hofer, Junior analyst – local governance –Alessandra Proto, Junior analyst - entrepreneurship –Laura Nardelli, Assistant –Elena Roxana Banu, Internship –Vea Carpi, Consultant on the LIILM project
15 Further steps
Preparation and implementation of the one-week thematic capacity building workshops on entrepreneurship, social innovations and local development and governance (autumn) Implementation of the LIILM project in South East Europe. Country seminars in Serbia, Montenegro, and Bulgaria. Recruitment of two (new) staff members.
17 Seminar Slovenia November 03 December 03 Jannuary 04 Febbruary 04 March 04 April 04 May 04 June 04 July 04 August 04 September 04 October 04 November 04 December 04 GANTT LDN Network Newsletter Seminar Croatia SAG Social Economy SAG Local Governance SAG Entrepreneurship Seminar Albania Seminar Romania - Timisoara Seminar Romania - Bucarest LIILM Italy LIILM South East Europe Seminar Serbia Capacity Building Seminar LG Capacity Building Seminar S.Ec. Capacity Building Seminar Ent. Seminar Bulgaria Seminar Montenegro
18 LEED latest Publications
19 Decentralisation Can more flexible policy management be compatible with efficiency, accountability, and coordination requirements? How can local authorities use decentralised powers effectively?
20 Entrepreneurship and Local Economic Development Recommendations cover three thematic areas: –strategy –finance –programme design Guidelines to assist local and central governments in designing and implementing cost-effective entrepreneurship strategies and programmes.
21 Private Finance How municipal and regional authorities can capitalise on private financing for economic development purposes An analytical framework for assessing and managing the relationship between regional agreements and the world multilateral trading system.
22 Global Knowledge Flows How to increase economic competitiveness by promoting connections to global knowledge flows. Key areas for action identified: –stimulation of cross-border alliances between firms and universities –promotion of knowledge transfers from FDIs –attraction of high-skilled workers from overseas –creation of vibrant national and regional innovation systems
23 Evaluating Programmes and Policies for LED Best practices in evaluating local development programmes Appropriate roles of different tiers of government Policy proposals for governments to increase investment in the production of high-quality evaluations and place evaluation at the centre of the policy process Forthcoming, Autumn 2004
24 The Non-profit Sector New trends in the field of non-profit sector studies. Comparative and detailed examination of the tools and methods used to finance, monitor and evaluate this sector of social and economic activity.
25 Asset Building Asset-building policies for an effective attack on poverty and economic and social alienation: –financial savings –home ownership –retirement funds –education (human capital) –business capital On-line publication
26 Ms. Alessandra Proto Phone: Vicolo San Marco, Trento, Italy Contact