1st World Forum of Local
Economic Development

date 5-7 October 2011

venue Seville, Spain

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Thematic Focus

  • Local Economic Development as a New Perspective in a Time of Change


Andalusian Fund of Municipalities for International Solidarity (FAMSI), United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), Andalusia Employment Service


The 1st Forum was a productive and effective collaboration between territorial actors, decentralized cooperation networks and Local Economic Development Agencies. Over 1.300 representatives and delegates from 47 countries attended, representing different local development actors.

The aim of this forum was to create an active platform dedicated to the study, reflection and sharing of experiences, involving the design of local development strategies around the world. Participants presented their territorial experiences, which analyzed how to contextualize economic development. They identified related practical applications for sustainable human development.

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