The 3rd World Forum on Local Economic Development (LED) will take place from 13-16 October in Turin, Italy. The event aims to provide an open space for dialogue and participation for those actors who want to contribute to the debate on LED as a means to address Post-2015 Development Agenda challenges during the 3rd World Forum. In the new post 2015 agenda, LED is suggested as a tool for implementing the future agenda at the local level and advises a reviewed global economic governance structure. LED, understood as a strategically planned, locally driven partnership approach which could enable employment growth, poverty reduction and quality of life through improved local economic governance, is a tool that can further strive for a more inclusive and equal development by including all territorial actors representing private, public and civil society sectors.
The Forum is expected to gather national and local authorities, academia, enterprises, institutions that promote and support local development, private sector and international organizations coming from the five continents, all while ensuring a territorial, social and gender balance. It is organized by the Municipality and the Metropolitan City of Turin, the global network of United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and its Working Group on LED, through the Andalusian Fund of Municipalities for International Solidarity (FAMSI), the Organization of Regions United (ORU FOGAR), the Brazilian Service of Support for Micro and Small Enterprises (SEBRAE), the International Labour Organization (ILO) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP), will be celebrated on 13th-16th October 2015 in Turin (Italy).