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SDG Watch Europe Recommendations for Council Conclusions on the EC Communication: Next Steps for Sustainable European Future

SDG Watch Europe Recommendations for Council Conclusions on the EC Communication: Next Steps for Sustainable European Future

SDG Watch Europe is a European, cross-sectoral, civil society alliance committed to supporting the implementation, monitoring and follow up of the 2030 Agenda by the EU and its member states. We believe that the Council Conclusions to be adopted in June 2017 under the Maltese EU Presidency represent an important opportunity for EU member states […]

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We were at the Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development!

Members of SDG Watch Europe Steering Group Ingo Ritz and Leida Rijnhout participated in the Global Festival of Ideas for Sustainable Development on 1-3 March 2017 in Bonn. The Global Festival of Ideas is the first in a series of annual forums, hosted by the UN SDG Action Campaign and supported by the Federal Government of Germany. The Festival […]

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SDG Watch Europe Position Paper on establishing a new EU Multi-Stakeholder Platform

The EC Communication entitled “Next steps for a sustainable European future – European action for sustainability” published in November 2016 states that the Commission intends to establish a new EU Multi- Stakeholder Platform as part of its overall implementation of the 2030 Agenda. It states that in order to “ create a dynamic space bringing […]

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SDG Watch Europe had a successful first Annual General Assembly!

The members of SDG Watch Europe gathered for the alliance’s first AGM ever on Feb 1st and 2nd. On Feb 1st they met with a number of MEPs from different EP Committees to speak about the Parliament’s role in SDG implementation and later in the afternoon with representatives from different EU institutions including the EU […]

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Response letter from the European Commission on EU Multi Stake-Holder Platform for Sustainable Development

On 2nd February SDG Watch Europe has received response letter from the European Commission on EU Multi Stake-Holder Platform signed by Mr. Ben Smulders, Head of Cabinet of First Vice-President Timmermans. Please, see the letter below:

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Coalition2030: A new national SDG Coalition in Ireland!

Last week, Dóchas took part in the official launch of Coalition2030 in the Mansion House in Dublin, Ireland. The event was attended by leading civil society and political figures, with Dóchas CEO Suzanne Keatinge and Minister for Communications, Climate Action and the Environment, Denis Naughten TD, addressing the standing room only crowd, which included people such as Martin Fraser, […]

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SDG Watch Europe Letter on proposed EU Multi-Stakeholder Platform for Sustainable Development

The recently published Commission Communication, 22 November 2016 – “Next steps for a sustainable European future contains a reference to the EU’s intention to establish a Multi-Stakeholder Platform as part of its overall implementation of the SDGs. As a broad cross-sectoral civil society alliance, SDG Watch Europe welcomes this announcement. The forum proposed, if organised appropriately, would amount to […]

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Statement on the European Commission’s Communication on European action for sustainability

SDG Watch Europe expresses its disappointment following yesterday’s publication of the European Commission’s “Communication on the next steps for a sustainable European future – European action for sustainability”.  The Communication provides little new information about how the EU intends to make Agenda 2030 a reality in Europe or around the world. It is a justification of business-as-usual, which […]

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SDG Watch at the CONCORD Learning & Exchange Forum

SDG Watch is present at the CONCORD Learning and Exchange Forum in Budapest Hungary. The discussions are about the state of civil society in Europe and the range of threats and restrictions that now limit civic space. sDG Watch Europe made the point that the SDG framework offers significant potential for promoting and supporting civil […]

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