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The V World Forum of Local Economic Development will be held in Córdoba

The V World Forum of Local Economic Development “Innovation in territories for a better quality of lifewill be held in Córdoba, Argentina, from May 6 to 8, 2020.

This fifth edition of the LED World Forum is organized by a coalition of partners, gathered in a National Committee and an International Committee. The National Committee is constituted by ADEC -the Agency for the Economic Development of Córdoba city-, the Municipality of Córdoba, the Government of the Province of Córdoba and the National Government. Besides, the International Committee is composed of the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP); the United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG); the United Regions Organization / Forum of Regional Governments and Global Associations of Regions (ORU Fogar); the International Labor Organization (ILO); the Andalusian Fund of Municipalities for International Solidarity (FAMSI); the Brazilian Service of Support for Micro and Small Enterprises (SEBRAE); The Municipality and the Metropolitan City of Turin; and The Government of Cape Verde.

The World Forum for Local Economic Development is an ongoing process that promotes international dialogue on Local Economic Development (LED), continues to strengthen a global alliance between a wide range of actors, fosters concrete partnership at national and local levels, and stimulates policies for the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) at the local level. The event aims to promote reflection, debate and action to generate open and plural alternatives on new forms of development to influence the global agenda.

After holding regional and global forums on several continents since 2011, the V World Forum arrives to Córdoba city, Argentina, and will gather officials from national, regional and local governments, civil society organizations, business organizations, universities, professionals and others international stakeholders, estimating at least 2500 participants from more than 100 countries.

The Forum focuses on three thematic lines: 1) The territory as a basis for social, economic and environmental innovation; 2) Territorial economic and productive models to tackle inequality; and 3) The future of work and work of the future from a territorial perspective.


Over three days, there will be an extensive program with more than 40 plenary and simultaneous activities, consisting in 3 keynote conferences, 3 plenaries, 8 workshops, 16 roundtables, 6 panels and more than 10 parallel and linkage activities.

Accordingly, attendees will be encouraged to join linkage activities, which consist in “Multi Sectoral Linkage Meetings”, “Presentation of Opportunities for Local Governments” (POO) and “Global Meeting of Entrepreneurship Ecosystems” (GMEE).

Free event, with previous online registration:

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