From local to global: an innovative partnership between cities and CSOs to support sustainable urban development and citizen participation within local governance 

By ALDA – European Association for Local Democracy The European capital of democracy, the City and Eurometropolis of Strasbourg in France, the local Tunisian authorities of Kairouan and Mahdia, together with European civil society organisations – ALDA (European Association for Local Democracy), the CODATU Association (Cooperation for Urban Mobility in the Developing World) – and […]

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Padova, Italy, inspired by the SDGs

By Centre for European Volunteering (CEV) The European Volunteering Capital is a Europe-wide open competition that aims to promote volunteering at the local level by recognising municipalities that support volunteers and strengthen partnerships with volunteer-involving organisations and serve as sources of inspiration for all municipalities across Europe to make greater efforts to promote and celebrate […]

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A mystery solving game to learn about the SDGs

By Povod Agenda 2030 is the first coordinated and organised effort to overcome 17 serious issue areas that trouble humanity. However, people have been thinking about these issues and solutions for the entirety of human existence, mostly through philosophy. In this frame, and within the program “Faces of Migration” the Institute Povod from Slovenia produced […]

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Podcast: Reflecting on the 2020 ‘Commission’s Staff working document: Delivering on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals

By SDG Watch Europe In November 2020, the European Commission published its Staff Working Document (SWD), “Delivering on the UN Sustainable Development Goals – A comprehensive approach”. The SWD explains how the European Commission is “taking forward its commitment to sustainable development, the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs through its internal and external action policies, […]

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FOOD WAVE : Empowering Urban Youth for Climate Action

By ALDA – European Association for Local Democracy Worldwide food production is responsible for a third of global greenhouse gas (GHC) emissions. More than a third of the global food production per year (40% at the European level) goes wasted, producing a significant impact on the climate, the environment and society. Contributing to sustainable agri-food […]

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Stop Climate Change, start a Climate of Change

By ALDA – European Association for Local Democracy The research-based Climate of Change (#CoC) campaign stems from taking strong measures against Climate Change by raising awareness among young people and decision-makers about the human face of environmental disasters: climate migrants. This project is funded by the DEAR Programme from the European Commission. Focusing on human […]

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Explaining the concept of Bildung in relation to SDG 4

By European Association for the Education of Adults (EAEA) “While Lifelong Learning is widely accepted as the main concept, we have to rethink the role and concepts of Adult Learning and Education (ALE). This is essential if we want to equip citizens with the skills to make informed decisions and take transformative action in the world […]

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Assessing the quality of Voluntary National Reviews – Civil Society launches its Progressing National SDGs Implementation Report (5th Edition) on 31 March

By Forus international Each year, United Nations Member States present their “Voluntary National Review” reports (VNRs) to the High-Level Political Forum on Sustainable Development (HLPF). These reports evaluate the progress governments are making in implementing SDGs. To ensure that these reports are complete and reliable, a coalition of civil society organisations from around the world […]

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