By SDG Watch Europe
In order to better support national civil society organisations from different sectors to come together and collaborate more effectively on the monitoring of the correct implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), SDG Watch Europe has developed a new tool available at https://www.sdgwatcheurope.org/national-coalitions/.
Since the first national exchange organised in February 2017, the need to have a better picture on how civil society is organized in different countries became clearer than ever.
Following an online assessment tool sent to well-established cross sectoral coalitions and informal alliances across Europe and further exchanges on peer learning, SDG Watch Europe has developed this map presenting how civil society organises at the national level around the SDGs.
While the level of consolidation and process-building amongst these coalitions and alliances is very different, most of them have already achieved relevant results in terms of advocacy and awareness-raising activities. Through events, position papers and articles, civil society organisations expressed their views and held governments accountable for what they promised at the United Nations in 2015.
Additionally, these civil society organisations have played a crucial role in informing public opinion about sustainable development challenges and opportunities and reinforcing the capacities of different stakeholders.
Our simple map tool aims to visualize all this work in a clear way to illustrate this valuable and innovative social fabric that is key for pushing the transformational issues content in the Agenda 2030.
All these coalitions and alliances bring together organisations from very different backgrounds to work for the same 17 common goals so that they can have a stronger voice.
By clicking on the countries you will know more about the national coalitions. Enjoy navigating through this map.