27-30 December 2012
Regional & Local Sustainable Development 8th Congress of the International Network “Regional & Local Development Work & Labour”
Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India

Programme of the event
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We invite to the 8th Congress of the international network “Regional & Local Development of Labour”, which has been founded in 1999 in Italy. The target is to bring together activists namely from trade unions, from the social economy and researchers in the field of labour together as well as decision makers in different public, non-governmental or private organisations. The focus lies less on the national but on the meso, i.e. the regional and local level, as there the changes, including innovations develop and are put into practice.

You will find more information on the network in the annex and on its webpage: http://www.rldwl.uqam.ca/

Therefore the congress covers quite a broad area. We propose to cluster the debate besides the two plenaries in the following six sessions:

  1. Regional and Local Sustainable Development in India
  2. Regional and Local Sustainable Development in Asia
  3. Regional and Local Sustainable Development in Africa & Latin America
  4. Regional and Local Sustainable Development in North America
  5. Regional and Local Sustainable Development in Europe
  6. Microfinance Institutions

The Congress will be introduced by a pre-programme in the morning of the first day with a special focus on Corporate Social Responsibility in China by a visit to a company and a seminar. The Congress will be organised in Bhubaneswar, Orissa, India at Utkal University http://www.utkal-university.org/ and the Centre for Youth and Social Development http://www.cysd.org/. Bhubaneswar is an old and a modern city at the same time, the capital of the State of Orissa.