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Exploratory study: Seminar "Development of local governments: sustainability, creativity and partnership" with Neil McInroy

The seminar “Development of local governments: sustainability, creativity and partnership” happened on March 30 – 31, 2010. The trainer of the seminar Neil McInroy, chief executive of Centre for Local Economic Strategies (CLES), shared his experience and knowledge with representatives from major cities and regions of Latvia.

This seminar was organized over two days and the main aim was to provide opportunity for representatives of cities and regions in Latvia to obtain new knowledge and skills about local economic and social development as well as how to create a resilient place in the time of downturn.

The first day of the seminar was organized in cooperation with Department of City Development of Riga City Council and The Association of Major Cities of Latvia. The second day was organized in cooperation with the Latvian Association of Local and Regional Governments.

Neil McInroy besides being the chief executive of CLES is also an academician, experienced lecturer and researcher, geographer, author of several publications, chief in two third sector organizations and participant in different international projects. CLES is an independent charitable organization which is concerned with regeneration, employment, economic and community development as well as European issues.