Your Happy Guide to 2012!

2012 (MMXII) is a “leap year” starting on Sunday in the Gregorian calendar, the 12th year of the 3rd millennium and of the 21st century. Here we list some exciting activities taking place in 2012. “Sustainable growth at the regional level is now, more than ever, predicated on the capacity to innovate,” says Rolf Alter, director of the OECD’s Public Governance and Territorial Development Directorate. Regions are the economic engines of the world economy and are increasingly playing a driving role in the push for innovation and economic competitiveness.