OECD/LEED conference in Manchester, June 2015

FPLD 2015 poster

Shared Future is making a name for itself and proud to be part of the formal agenda of the OECD LEED (Local Economic and Employment Development) conference in Manchester on 25 June 2015. International delegates from around the world, eminent speakers and a host of practitioners are meeting at Manchester Town Hall over three days.

The 11th Annual Meeting of the OECD LEED Forum on Partnerships and Local Development will bring together local and national leaders, policy makers and practitioners to discuss how inclusive growth can be built from the ground up.

As part of the conference, Shared Future director Jez Hall was involved in a networking session, where he was speaking about the power of Participatory Budgeting to stimulate social enterprise and build sustainable communities.

Shared Future coordinates the work of PB Partners, leading experts in the field in the UK, as well as providing support to the UK PB Network.

The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) promotes policies that improve the economic and social well-being of people around the world. It’s a forum in which governments can work together to share experiences and seek solutions to common problems. It works with governments to understand what drives economic, social and environmental change; measures productivity and global flows of trade and investment; and analyses and compares data to predict future trends. It sets international standards on a wide range of policies, from agriculture and tax to the safety of chemicals.