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Local Economic Development, Short Course

  • Application Deadline
  • 21 days
    Duration
University rank #70 (WUR) ,
The Local Economic Development course at Erasmus University Rotterdam tackles the challenge of creating synergies between policies and their stakeholders in both rural and urban settings. You will be introduced to specific strategies and tools for creating and managing these processes from a multi-stakeholder perspective.

About

How can we get our local economy to grow in an inclusive way? How do entrepreneurship and innovation affect local economy? What strategies are there to support local enterprises? Are your region's local economic policies driving sufficient investment to make it competitive?

Entrepreneurs and small businesses (firms or farms) are the backbone of local economy. Understanding the impact they have on its competitiveness is key to drafting policies that are effective but also inclusive. These policies should inspire social dialogue and bring together the community, businesses and government actors to support existing local capacities and make way for the development of new ones.

The Local Economic Development course at Erasmus University Rotterdam will be offered in collaboration with the International Institute for Social Studies (ISS) in The Hague. ISS is an international graduate school of policy-oriented critical social science. It brings together students and teachers from the Global South and the North in a European environment. Established in 1952 as the International Institute of Social Studies by Dutch universities and the Netherlands Ministry of Education, it does research, teaching and public service in the field of development studies and international cooperation.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    • Course takes place: 13 May – 24 May 
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 21 days
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

The Local Economic Development course employs a blend of methods ranging from lectures, expert seminars on best practices and group discussions to on-site visits. 

Participants are encouraged to share their own experiences during the group and individual exercises. 

By the end of the course, you apply the newly obtained knowledge on your region’s local economy by preparing a strategic plan. 

Audience

If you are a government official (municipal, provincial or national), work for a chambers of commerce or an NGO or another agency involved in the development of local firms and farms and/or local economic policies this course is right for you. 

English Language Requirements

This programme requires students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

We welcome applications from prospective students with a wide variety of backgrounds, all related to the field of urban management and development. Each application is considered carefully, taking the individual potential of the applicant into account. Before you start your application, please read the application procedure and admissions information carefully.

  • At least a bachelor’s degree from a recognised university in a field related to the chosen course.
  • Fluency in English in order to fully understand and participate in all aspects of the program
    • Motivational statement

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    2750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    2750 EUR/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 2750 EUR for the full programme and a duration of 21 days.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.
  • Please note that for EU participants, the VAT of 21% will apply. The tuition fee stated above is excluding the VAT.

Living costs for Rotterdam

  • 760 - 1270 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.

Funding

  • If you are looking for a fellowship to sponsor your study at IHS then you must take a number of steps. IHS can try to assist you for this purpose, but in most cases it is the student’s responsibility.
  • Keep in mind that procedures to get a fellowship take time. We advise you to approach donors and funding agencies at least 6 months in advance. If you have any questions on fellowship possibilities, please contact admisson@ihs.nl. 
  • The NFP deadline is 20th of September. 

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