Third Forum Meeting - Improving cross-sector and multi-level collaboration

9. Jan 2007

The Third Forum Meeting, Improving cross-sector and multi-level collaboration will be held at the Hotel Penta - Renaissance in Vienna, Austria on 1 – 2 March 2007.

Local partnerships operate in a vertical and horizontal matrix: at their best they are able to work across sectors and align regional, national and supranational policies to develop integrated approaches to tackling complex problems on the ground. However, many partnerships do not exploit the full range of opportunities open to them, failing to take advantage of the potential of each partner to influence local policy design and delivery, and attaching little value to multi-level collaboration.
Thus, the Third Forum Meeting will focus on cross-sectoral and multi-level collaboration, supporting the exchange of experience and practice between partnerships and exploring ways to overcome common obstacles. The Forum meeting will provide a unique occasion for such an exchange, providing opportunities for in-depth discussion within a series of interactive working sessions.

In order to deepen common understanding within the Forum and its members, the Forum Meeting aims will build on the outcomes of the interactive workshops to develop a “Vienna declaration of partnerships” incorporating recommendations on how to improve governance for local, regional and national government and other policy actors.

The deadline for registration is 26th January 2007. Registration is recorded in order of arrival. Since the number of participants is limited, we kindly advise you to register as soon as possible.

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Jana Machacova
OECD LEED Forum at ZSI (Centre for Social Innovation)
A - 1150 Wien / Vienna, Linke Wienzeile 246
Tel.: +43 / 1 / 49 50 442 - 48
Fax: +43 / 1 / 49 50 442 - 40