EDITORIAL: Achieving the SDGs through Eco-sufficiency

By Leida Rijnhout, Friends of the Earth Europe Our current level of overconsumption in Europe is plundering the Earth’s resources at a faster rate than they can be regenerated. As a result, environmental and social breakdowns are visible. The number of murdered environmental defenders is increasing every year. This is because the overexploitation of natural […]

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Will the CAP continue to fail to deliver on sustainability?

By Gabor Figeczky- IFOAM Organics International A couple of weeks ago, the European Commission adopted a Communication on the Future of Food and Farming, setting out the EU’s direction for the future Common Agricultural Policy (CAP). IFOAM – Organics International believe that the Communication lacks strategy to realise the Commission’s wider intentions to shift towards more […]

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How we’ll get Universal Health Coverage for All by 2030

By Katie Gallagher, European Patients’ Forum The European Patients’ Forum has published this month a Roadmap, which sets out actions that decision makers need to urgently consider in order to achieve Universal Health Coverage (UHC) for all patients in the EU by 2030. In contrast with SDG 3, disparities in access to healthcare in Europe are increasing […]

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A reformed EU budget for a sustainable European future

By Klara Hajdu, CEEWeb The future EU budget should cut wasteful spending, increase coherence and put sustainability at its heart. The People’s Budget campaign, which is backed by SDG Watch Europe, calls for specific reforms to bring the Multiannual Financial Framework (MFF) in line with sustainable development, including ambitious implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals. A […]

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“Young People in Partnership: SDGs in Action” – an update from Ireland

By Carmel Irandoust, World Vision Ireland What are the Sustainable Development Goals (#SDGs)? How do they relate to you? To Ireland? To the World? Why have them? Questions you may have asked yourselves but never thought of voicing or just never thought of asking because you didn’t even know they existed! Whatever the case may […]

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SUSY Map – Mapping the Social & Solidarity Economy Initiatives all over Europe

SUSY or Sustainable and Solidarity Economy is a project which brings together and shows examples of the solidarity economy. The SUSY online platform maps social and solidarity enterprises and is live and updated with more than 1,200 cooperatives, social initiatives, co-working spaces, food and agriculture initiatives, self-organized and self-managed efforts and any other type of […]

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