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

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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ASviS event at the Global Festival of Action: G20 and the 2030 Agenda

By ASviS The fifth SDG Global Festival of Action, powered by the UN SDG Action Campaign to find new ways to inspire, mobilise and connect people and organisations to take action on the SDGs was held on March 25-26, in a dynamic virtual space: six different stages, featuring plenary sessions, lightning talks, performances, interactive workshops, exhibitions and […]

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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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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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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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The European Pillar of Social Rights Action Plan: turning principles into action

By Lifelong Learning Platform The European Commission published its action plan to ‘turn principles into action’ and achieve what was set forth by the European Pillar of Social Rights. Undisputedly good news is the renewed focus on education, training and lifelong learning as a social right. This progress was already apparent in the European Pillar […]

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