The 2017 INTERNATIONAL AWARD ON LOCAL DEVELOPMENT is divided into the following sections.
This section is open to books and essays published as a part of a volume (journal or collective book) in the last three years. Internationally known scholars and experts can also take part in this section if their work has made a major contribution to the identification of development models, the interpretation of territorial development trajectories, and to the promotion of ideas and project proposals of special significance for the advancement of local development strategies.
Section "young researchers"
This section is open to young researchers, whose doctoral thesis, presented and discussed in the last three years, is particularly innovative in its methodology and interpretive models and in analysing new relevant cases for local and territorial development that have produced effective intervention strategies. The Award consists in a scholarship which amounts to € 2,000. The evaluation panel could recommend publication of the winning thesis.
This section is open to territories that stand out for their innovative actions that were essential for their social and economic transformation, by allowing them to overcome their backwardness, long decline and economic stagnation. The present notice is also open to those territories that have started/promoted an integrated or shared development process in one of the following issues: innovation, internationalization, human resources qualification, environmental and/or social sustainability, among others. Eligible applicants are development agencies, public institutions, private associations, public-private partnership organizations, consortia and other organizations working on the implementation of local development strategies and policies.
This section is open to those enterprises, both single and associated, which have developed initiatives or projects involving other actors of the territory in the following issues: innovation, internationalization, training and qualification of human resources, entrepreneurial development, social cohesion, productive chain integration, among others (territorial responsibility of the enterprise).