Summer Academy Venue Information
Berlin is an attractive metropolitan and multi-cultural city with a vibrant and creative industry. Brandenburg is the surrounding rural region which is famous for its history and the role it plays in supplying agricultural products to Berlin. However, when we look beneath the surface, it becomes obvious that this formerly divided city and region is still going…
Visa to Germany
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Rapid Assessment of Occupational Safety and Health in Agriculture in Myanmar
In the second half of 2017, BuSoDev Myanmar in cooperation with Mesopartner ( Christian Schoen) were commissioned by the ILO SafeYouth@Work Project to prepare a rapid assessment of the situation of occupational safety and health (OSH) in the agriculture sector in Myanmar.The assignment…
Meso Assessment Framework
The Compass of Local Competitiveness
The Hexagon of Local Economic Development
Regional Economic Potential Analysis
Mesopartner has developed or co-developed a number of methods and tools that are widely used by territorial development practitioners.
If you would like to engage us on this topic, email Christian Schoen or Dr Shawn Cunningham
Competitiveness is based on innovation. Any company that wants to thrive in a globalised economy has to constantly innovate. Innovation is shaped by the structure and the pattern of interaction in an innovation system. Innovation systems have a territorial dimension. Any location that wants…
The Hexagon is a framework to organise LED training events. It organises the key issues in territorial development around six triangles. Moreover, it is the basis of a number of formats for quick workshops to clarify local stakeholders' perspective at LED.
The Hexagon is the sum of six triangles:
The target group of LED: Local firms, start-ups, and external investors Locational factors:…
Compass Pocket Guide for facilitators
The Compass, which is an evolution from the Balanced Scorecard approach, is a participatory method that combines strategising, action planning and monitoring. It is a robust method, and its use is not limited to territorial development. The efficiency of the method makes it particularly appealing to business people…
In an article from 2008, Christian Schoen introduced the Regional Economic Potential Analysis. To explore the differences between the Mesopartner and other traditional potential analysis approaches, he provides an overview of the existing methodologies to identify potentials of local, regional and national industries and subsectors. He explains the need to introduce…