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1 Cross-Cutting Thematic Working Group on Local Economic Development Growth and Jobs Pole September 2008 Annual Conference

2 Cross-Cutting Thematic Working Group on Local Economic Development URBACT ANNUAL CONFERENCE DATE and PLACE: 01/12/2008 – Montpellier Suggested Travel – 30/11/2008, so that a welcome event can be organised the evening before the conference Possibility to continue to follow the French EU Presidency initiative Forum des Villes which is planned the following day 02/12/2008

3 Cross-Cutting Thematic Working Group on Local Economic Development CONFERENCE AIM To set the scene for (kick-off implementation), and promote awareness of URBACT II Highlight Projects, Thematic Poles, URBACT II Programme Focus on EU urban challenges and problems in a changing world with orientation of planned URBACT responses Explain new context URBACT II vis a vis URBACT I

4 Cross-Cutting Thematic Working Group on Local Economic Development CONFERENCE FORMAT - Plenary welcome and introduction - 3 x 5 Parallel Workshops, each animated by 2 projects; 15 minutes presentation per project and mins Q and A - Summing-up Round Table - Village for informal meeting, presentation wall or kiosk for projects

5 Cross-Cutting Thematic Working Group on Local Economic Development Preparation Tasks WHAT WE NEED TO THINK ABOUT AND PREPARE - Presentations, Interim outputs e.g. from sources such as Baseline Studies, Case studies/Site visits if these exist, other? - Workshop project pairing - Workshop title and how to ensure interest and attraction for an itinerant audience - Brief 4 line project description - Passive project presentation material (style expo)

6 Cross-Cutting Thematic Working Group on Local Economic Development Questions for discussion The main subthemes of the pole and the allocation of workshops. The main messages that you would like to communicate to the outside world from your baselines (state of the art). Why people should follow with interest what you plan to do. How to get across in a lively way – both the workshops and the panel

7 Cross-Cutting Thematic Working Group on Local Economic Development Proposed division of workshops Themes/WorkhopsNetwork Knowledge economyREDISRun-Up Cultural economyCreative Clusters Creative Development Green and social economy Greening SMEs Nose Promoting the potential of women and ethnic minorities WEEDOpen Cities Linking sectors and neighbourhoods UNICURBAMECO Tools and methods for entrepreneurship Fin-Urb-ActJESSICA 2


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