III World Forum on Local Economic Development
13 - 16 Oct 2015
The 3rd World Forum was held immediately after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, approved by world leaders in New York in September 2015 and in conjunction with the final phase of the “Expo Milan 2015 - Feeding the planet, energy for life ”The forum offered a timely opportunity to explore experiences and practices capable of highlighting the importance of LED as a means of realizing the development agenda at the local level.
The forum brought together more than 2,000 participants from 130 countries. For four days, they discussed how LED can contribute to achieving more inclusive, equitable and environmentally sustainable development results, through dialogue and direct participation of local stakeholders, promotion of decent work, horizontal policy coherence and verticals and integrated planning frameworks.
- Regional competitiveness and innovation for a more sustainable and inclusive development
- Locating job creation: towards inclusive local growth and employment
- Sustainable urbanization: LED strategies to create positive urban-rural linkages