This project focused on local economic development (LED), participatory approaches and LED tools, and practical examples of economic development initiatives in The Netherlands. The training was provided in French for municipal staff members in Algeria and also zoomed in on urban and rural development, small and medium enterprises, business district development, tourism and city marketing. Attention was also paid to the inclusion of vulnerable groups and the social aspects of economic growth. In group assignments, they worked on the design of a strategy and implementation plan for LED.
This project targeted senior municipal staff in Algeria and aimed to provide them with a theoretical framework for local economic development, participatory approaches, LED tools, and practical examples of economic development initiatives in The Netherlands.