Local Employment and Economic Development (LEED Programme)

8th Festival of Economics (Trento, Italy) - Intervention by Angel Gurría


Sovereignty in conflict

Trento/Rovereto, Italy, 30 May-2 June 2013

At what level of government can decisions that are fundamental in determining citizens' wellbeing be taken? To what extent can some areas of economic policy be merged and not others? What is the optimal degree of integration between economic policies in the context of groups of countries? And what transfers of sovereignty are imposed by the construction of a monetary union?

These and other questions were addressed at the 8th edition of the Festival of Economics.

The OECD LEED Trento Centre is pleased to announce the session on:


Intervention by Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD

Introduction by Federico Rampini, Journalist and Writer - USA Correspondent for "la Repubblica" newspaper

Sunday 1 June from 11.00 to 12.30
Teatro Sociale, Via Paolo Oss Mazzurana, 19 Trento, Italy

Strong growth in emerging-market economies and developing countries has lifted millions out of poverty, reducing the gap between rich and poor for the world as a whole. However, in many OECD countries, income inequality has actually increased over time. This poses a challenge for policymakers worldwide: how to achieve strong growth and ensure that its dividends are shared equitably. Investing in education and skills, guaranteeing access to quality public services and making the most of tax-benefit systems will be part of the answer.

Read the full intervention by Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD

For more information please visit the official website.

Interview to Angel Gurría
1 June 2013

10th Anniversary of the OECD LEED Trento Centre
2003 - 2013
OECD LEED Trento Centre: Ten years of activities

The Secretary-General participated in the 10th anniversary of the OECD LEED Trento Centre. The Secretary-General highlighted the excellent work of the Trento Centre on Local Economic and Employment Development since it was established at the end of 2003.

From left to right:

Sergio Arzeni, Director of the Centre for entrepreneurship, SMEs and local development of the OECD
Angel Gurría, Secretary-General of the OECD
Carlo Maria Oliva, Ambassador, Permanent Representative to the OECD
Stefano Barbieri, Head of the OECD LEED Trento Centre