OECD Local Development Forum: Better strategies for stronger communities

OECD Local Development Forum: Better strategies for stronger communities

15-17 June 2022 | Cork, Ireland | In-person event with live streaming of plenary sessions 
On the occasion of the 40th Anniversary of the OECD’s Local Employment and Economic Development programme





It was time to emerge from behind our screens! 
We met in Cork to reflect on how to improve the quality of local jobs, better leverage community assets and expand economic opportunities and inclusion to create places where all can thrive

About the event

Beyond the shockwaves of COVID-19 and the humanitarian, social and economic pressures sparked by Russia’s large scale aggression against Ukraine, broader shifts such as the green transition, digitalisation and demographic change are fundamentally changing the communities where people live, work, create and consume. These changes bring both opportunities and challenges such as the changing geography of jobs and a need to massively rethink and ramp up our skills systems to keep pace with these changes. While these shifts may seem unprecedented, this is not the first time that communities have undergone transformational changes. 
What can be learned from how communities have managed such transformations in the past, and what innovative approaches are communities taking to help all places and people emerge stronger and more resilient, together

Venue, travel & costs

When and where
The event took place on 15-17 June 2022 at the City Hall, Anglesea St, Centre, Cork, Ireland.  

To find out the entry requirements for Ireland from any country, please consult the official page of the Irish Department of Foreign Affairs, containing detailed information about the most up to date procedure to follow in relation to COVID-19, travelling from abroad.  More information on Irish visas is available here
Participation costs
There was no participation fee. Travel, accommodation costs and visa fees were to be covered by the participants. Food and drink were provided during the conference and all participants were invited to a conference dinner on the first day.  

Download the detailed logistical information to find out more about how to get to and what to do in Cork, accommodation and session settings.

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