Inclusive Local Economic Development
o What is the level of exclusion of low skilled labour from the labour market of various major cities throughout Europe?
o What are the underlying causes of this exclusion? To what degree is the exclusion a short or medium term cyclical phenomenon and to what degree is it a long term structural problem?
o What kind of urban policies and programmes at the national level are likely to be successful in creating inclusive, local economic development and combat exclusion?
o What kind of urban policies and programmes at the city level are likely to be successful in creating inclusive, local economic development and combat exclusion?
o How can innovation be stimulated through an Inclusive Local Economic Development strategy?
02 May 2012
In the local urban fabric, social, political, cultural and economic aspects of daily life converge, and each of these spheres plays its part in achieving Inclusive Local Economic Development. Each city has experienced the economic and financial crises in a different way, but even in relatively positive circumstances supporting a vibrant and inclusive local economy requires dedicated policy. Especially so in the current service-based knowledge economy, in which the contrasts between a well-paid class of knowledge workers and an underclass of low skilled individuals tend to aggravate.
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