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 Sergio Arzeni OECD and Phil Hogan TD Minister DECLG
The 2011 OECD LEED Conference brought together international expertise to provide a forum for the exchange of professional knowledge and learning on the issue of unemployment and the creation of new jobs in the recovery. It catered for over 200 international government officials, business representatives, local partnerships, experts and academics to examine how Governments, organisations and communities can respond to the pressing labour market problems in the aftermath of the world economic crisis.
The conference aimed to review and draw lessons from successful international experiences and innovative solutions to identify how labour market, skills development and training policies can contribute to sustainable employment creation. Its primary focus was on examining policies and strategies to prevent long term exclusion from the labour market and to put young people into jobs and business.
Conference Referene Materials
         Plenary Session 1


Revisiting the Integrated Approach
  Presented By: Sylvain Giguere
  Head of the Local Economic and Employment Development Division (LEED), OECD
  Presented By: Ide Kearney
  Associate Research Professor, Economic and Social Research Institute (ESRI)
  Presented By: Randall Eberts
  President, W.E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research, U.S. 
         Plenary Session 2
  Presented By: James Doorley
  Assistant Director, National Youth Council of Ireland

  Presented By: Anne Sonnet

  Senior Economist, Directorate from Employment, Labour and Social Affairs, OECD
Joined up approaches for youth employment and entrepreneurship in the U.S.
  Presented By: Virginia Hamilton
  Policy and Process Strategist, National Association of Workforce Boards, U.S.
         Plenary Session 3


  Presented By: Alvaro Pina
  Economist, Economics Department, OECD


An active response to the unemployment crisis
  Presented By: Phillip O'Connell
  Research Professor - Coordinator of Labour Market Research and Head of Social Research Division, ESRI, Ireland


Presented By: Jerry Murphy
Programme Manager, Pobal, Ireland


Presented By: Mike Campbell, OBE
Independent Consultant, Former Director of Research and Policy, UK Commission for Employment and Skills and Professor of Public Policy, UK
         Plenary Session 4


  Professor of Early Childhood, University of East London, UK


  Presented By: Orla Doyle
  Senior Researcher at the Centre for Human Development and Public Policy in the UCD Geary Institute
  Presented By:Michael Krashinsky
  Chair and Professor of Economics, University of Toronto Scarborough, Canada
         Plenary Session 5


  Presented By:: Emma Clarence
  Policy Analyst, OECD LEED
  Presented By: Denis Harrisson
  Professor in Department Organisation and Human Resources, Quebec, Canada
  Presented By: Patricia O'Hara
  Chairperson of the National Statistics Board and Adjunct Professor at the National Institute for Regional and Spatial Analysis, Maynooth University, Ireland
OECD Conference 2011 Videos
         Denis Leamy - Pobal CEO


         Phil Hogan - Minister for Environment, Community & Local Government