Posts Tagged ‘economic development’

Procurement is a Cycle

Procurement is the process utilised by municipalities and other institutions to buy goods and services and historically has been undertaken on the basis of price. By this we mean the cheapest product or service often wins the contract and not necessarily the best quality or most effective. Over the course of the last two years […]

By Matthew Jackson, on January 3rd, 2018 at 16:22

How Employment and Training Agencies Can Help Create More and Better Jobs

We had already written here on what we could expect URBACT to bring at the OECD (Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development) LEED (Local Economic and Employment Development) conference on jobs and growth, which took place in Ireland on the 26th and 27th of March 2013. Here is a report by Mike Campbell, URBACT thematic expert on […]

By Segolene Pruvot, on April 5th, 2013 at 15:51

How can we boost economic development?

There is certainly no straightforward and simple answer to this question. Anyone who had an answer like this would have found the philosopher’s stone (a legendary alchemy substance said to be capable of turning base metals into gold). Nevertheless, partner cities from URBACT OP-ACT project met in Altena a few months ago and discussed issues of […]

By URBACT, on February 22nd, 2013 at 16:30

Eight Cities in a Kitchen!

How can one gather eight cities in a kitchen and what would they cook? This sounds as a bizarre question, but it is the starting point for the final product of the URBACT ESIMeC project, which focused on boosting sustainable economic growth in small and medium size cities. ESIMeC gathers eight European cities: Albacete and […]

By Segolene Pruvot, on October 30th, 2012 at 13:12