Third World Forum
of Local Economic Development

WHEN October 13th-16th 2015
WHERE Turin, Italy

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Local Economic Development: A Means to Address Post-2015 Development Agenda Challenges

The 3rd World Forum of Local Economic Development will take place in Turin (Italy) from 13 to 16 October 2015. The event is organized by the Municipality and Metropolitan city of Turin, the global network of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and its Committee on Local Economic Development, through the Andalusian Fund of Municipalities for International Solidarity (FAMSI), the Organization of United Regions (ORU FOGAR), the Brazilian Service of Support for Micro and Small Enterprises (SEBRAE), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP).

Considering the new post 2015 agenda, which will define the development framework of the next 15 years, Local Economic Development (LED) is suggested as a tool for implementing the future agenda at the local level and advises a reviewed global economic governance structure. LED, understood as a strategically planned, locally driven partnership approach which could enable employment growth, poverty reduction and quality of life through improved local economic governance, is a tool that can further strive for a more inclusive and equal development by including all territorial actors representing private, public and civil society sectors.




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The Host City: Turin

The City of Turin is an important business and cultural center and the capital city in the Northern Italian region of Piedmont.
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“Forum OFF” includes various initiatives strictly linked to the Third World Forum of Local Economic Development which will be held parallel to the Forum’s sessions.
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Meet private, public and civil society actors from all around the world through pre-arranged b2b meetings, join Net-TO-Work, in Turin from 13th to 16th October.
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