Announcement: Kicking-off the pan-European campaign for EU2019 elections

By European Civic Forum On 19 February from 14:00-17:30 European Civic Forum will launch our #MEGAcampaign – Make Europe Great for All at the EESC, Brussels in advance of the EU 2019 elections. Between risk of disintegration and proposals for reform, Europe today is navigating through murky waters. Democratic representation is confronted to a crisis […]

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Proyecta Valencia – Hacia el 2030 initiative

By Irene Vivas, Proyecta Valencia – Hacia el 2030 Proyecta Valencia – Hacia el 2030 is an awareness raising initiative promoted by five young people in the city of Valencia (Spain). Emilio – an oceanographer and founder of Bioagradables; Rocío – an architect; Julia – a graphic designer and social entrepreneur; Jesus – an architect […]

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Mediterranean SOS Network & Cosmote United for 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

By Christina Kontaxi, MEDITERRANEAN SOS Network (MedSOS) MEDITERRANEAN SOS Network (MedSOS) along with COSMOTE, member of OTE Group, leading telecommunication & pay TV provider in Greece, have initiated and are implementing a pioneer educational programme entitled “Ctrl Shift Save the Climate – Information and Communication Technologies as allies in climate protection”, an initiative which supports Indicator 13.3.1 of […]

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Raising Awareness on the SDGs in Prague

By Stáňa Tomková – Campaign coordinator Czechia Against Poverty The public awareness about the Sustainable Development Goals is generally weak in the Czech Republic and is not largely supported by politicians or public leaders. Therefore, Czechia Against Poverty, a member of SDG Watch Europe & GCAP, decided to organise a SDGs event in the capital […]

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Greener Cities = Healthy Cities

By Chantal Van den Bossche – WECF Communications & Advocacy On the 24 November 2017, WECF (Women Engage for a Common Future), in collaboration with Partners voor een Gezond Leefmilieu (PGL – Partners for a Healthy Living Environment) organized a small seminar in Utrecht, Netherlands with the theme “green in the city”. The event highlighted […]

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Announcement: launch event of Social Justice Ireland’s Sustainable Progress Index (20 Feb 2018)

By Sara Bourke – Social Justice Ireland On 20 February, Social Justice Ireland will launch the 2018 Sustainable Progress Index, measuring Ireland’s progress on Economy, Society and the Environment.  As in previous years, we are interested in measuring real progress by marking the UN World Day of Social Justice with this free seminar looking at […]

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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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