Mesopartner Summer Academy 2018 on Economic Development
- 02 Jul 2018 – 06 Jul 2018
- Berlin, Germany
The annual Summer Academy of Mesopartner is targeted at experienced professionals involved in designing, implementing and facilitating economic development processes and building team capacity.
Territories are becoming more and more central to economic development efforts. Developing countries are facing many challenges and increasing change, especially beyond major cities and towns. Globalisation has increased the mobility of goods, people and ideas. At the same time, tacit knowledge and local learning are becoming more important, as they create a dynamic locational advantage.
At the Summer Academy, participants are introduced to Mesopartner’s approach to LED, which brings together experiences and instruments from Local and Regional Economic Development (LED/LRED), Bottom Up Industrial Policy, Innovation Systems, Complexity Thinking and Market System Development.
At the Summer Academy 2018, the specific emphasis will be on emergence and adaptation of meso organisations and their central role in the TED process. It will further explore the importance of the social and cultural environment on the effectiveness and competitiveness of a territorial economy. It will discuss the role of development programmes and their role in territorial development processes.
We encourage organisations to send small groups (maximum 5 members) to the Summer Academy to get the opportunity to use their own case during the exercises. The group will benefit from different perspectives from all trainers and exchange with and learn from other practitioners. The group will have the opportunity to be mentored for up to 2 hours on the Wednesday afternoon and to receive remote support for up to two hours after the Academy.