In the run up to the 2019 OECD Local Development Forum, the OECD is looking for examples of employment, skills, social innovation, culture/creative industries and entrepreneurship programmes to be featured in OECD work highlighting international good practices. You could also have a chance to present your story in Antwerp on 10-11 December 2019.

Guidelines for submission

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;

Programme criteria
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.

Selection of programmes

Complete this form by 1 November 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. 

More information about the event can be found on the 2019 OECD Local Development Forum website.
Should you have any questions about this survey, please contact