OECD capacity building seminar: Getting the long-term unemployed back into work - New finance and delivery mechanisms
Increasing levels of long-term unemployment is a critical issue for the majority of OECD countries. There are many factors that put people at risk of long-term unemployment, including poverty and social exclusion, poor skills levels, discrimination, cultural distance from the mainstream labour market, caring responsibilities, past criminality and weak local social capital. The breadth of such factors highlights the diverse challenges which need to be addressed in order to reduce long-term unemployment, and emphasises that economic growth alone is not in itself a solution.
To find effective financing and delivery mechanisms to address long-term unemployment, and the complex factors which contribute to it, is a challenge which practitioners and policy-makers confront. The seminar will review innovations in these areas and reflect on how they can be used to support the long-term unemployed into employment.
The seminar is organised within the framework of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Governance and its outcomes will feed into the OECD LEED project on tackling long-term unemployment amongst vulnerable groups.
� The seminar
The 1.5-day seminar will explore:
Innovative financing tools for tackling long-term unemployment.
Innovations in delivery mechanisms by both the public and private sectors that address the complex issues which many long-term unemployed co
The role of the social economy – including a visit to a successful social enterprise in Trento.
With informative case studies, expert contributions and interactive workshops, the seminar will be a valuable opportunity to share experiences and explore new approaches.
The seminar is targeted at national, regional and local practitioners who deal with long-term unemployment and are seeking new approaches to addressing it. Experts who are keen to share good practice are also welcome to apply.
� How to apply
Please complete this application form and write no more than 200 words telling us about a specific action you are undertaking to tackle long-term unemployment. Successful applicants will be informed as soon as possible after the closing date for applications, Friday 25 May 2012.
No participation fee is required. Participants cover their own travel and accommodation.
OECD LEED Trento Centre, Trento – Italy (see website).
21 - 22 June 2012
City / Country
Trento Centre for Local Development
25 May 2012