Serbia and Montenegro (pre-June 2006)

Seminar on Strengthening Local Clusters in Serbia and Montenegro and Other South-East European Countries, Belgrade, Serbia, 11 April 2005


Entrepreneurship is one of the most important drivers of local economic development. In 2005, the LEED Trento Centre is organising a series of capacity building seminars in South-East Europe to assess how to face key challenges in the area of entrepreneurship policy development.  The following issues will be addressed:

These seminars are a follow up of the Trento Centre capacity building seminar on entrepreneurship held on 13-17 December 2004 in Trento. This seminar in Serbia seeks to further explore the theme of strengthening local clusters.  It aims to:

  • Debate cluster policy development based on OECD experience, the rationale for policy intervention and the types of cluster support polices; 
  • Study the instruments and policies necessary to foster the development of SME clusters in Serbia;
  • Provide know-how and support to participants willing to promote SME cluster development in their regions.

This event will be held back-to-back with the Seminar on SME Internationalisation organised by the Trento Centre in co-operation with the Agency for Development of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises in Podgorica on 13 April.  It is part of the activities of the joint OECD-Central European Initiative Local Development Network (LDN).

Participants from the following groups are invited to take part in the seminar: national, regional and local governments; business forums; local and regional development agencies; education and training sector; international organisations. Participants are invited to book their own hotels.

Serbian, English, Italian and French will be the working languages of the seminar. To register, please complete the registration form below. For further information please contact: Ms. Alessandra Proto or Mr. Roberto Chizzali at the LEED Trento Centre for Local Development.

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