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International Conference on Local Development

The INTERNATIONAL AWARD ON LOCAL DEVELOPMENT ceremony will be held in Faro (Portugal) in the framework of the International Conference on Local Development scheduled for May 25-27, 2017. Interested participants should pre-register and will be informed about the programme of the Conference.

The conference programme will consist in a series of key-note presentations, the award ceremony, and parallel workshops, in the topics related with:

  • smart specialization and local/regional development

  • economic crisis and regional resilience

  • the challenges for bottom-up development initiatives

  • strategic planning: an overview of existing experiences

  • urban and regional policies

  • investment and employment for local and regional change

  • rural development

  • innovation and territorial development

  • local productive systems

  • new firm formation and regional development

  • the governance of territorial development

  • local and regional resources and endogenous development

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