OECD Local Development Forum Looking for Promising International Practices

July 29, 2019

The OECD Local Development Forum, which will take place from 10-11 December 2019 in Antwerp, Belgium, is looking for promising international practices, including examples of employment, skills, social innovation, culture/creative industries and entrepreneurship programmes.

survey iconGuidelines for submission

For the purpose of this call please submit information pertaining to one programme. Programmes submitted for consideration must adhere to the following minimum criteria:

  • Have achieved measurable impacts in terms of jobs created, employment and inclusion;
  • Have existed for at least one year;
  • Be results-oriented and highlight the potential for replicability in other communities.

Possible thematic areas

  • This call seeks to gather examples of innovative programmes on “what works” that could inspire on the following topics:
  • Employment and skills development programmes that link people to jobs or improve the skills of those already working who might be at-risk of job loss;
  • Programmes that actively engage firms (especially SMEs) in the design and delivery of training;
  • Social innovation programmes and strategies that provide education, employment and entrepreneurship opportunities;
  • Entrepreneurship initiatives, which are providing start-up and business development support services to new businesses; 
  • Initiatives to support cultural and creative industries and/or culture/heritage-led urban/rural regeneration programmes; and
  • Programmes that are either directly managed or implemented in regions or cities;

Selection of programmes

Complete this form by 30 September 2019. The organisers will acknowledge receipt and notify the applicants of its decision by 31 October 2019. Selected programmes will be highlighted through a dedicated stand and/or presentation at the OECD Local Development Forum to be held in Antwerp, Belgium, from 10-11 December 2019. Selected programmes will also be featured in OECD work on good practice programme examples

Complete the survey here 

Find out more about the OECD Local Development Forum here