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 Commission, the EEAS and the EESC.
On Feb 2nd member organisations engaged with the ongoing business of the alliance including nominations to governance positions, presentation of 2017 work plans by work strands and presentation of the report of the Steering Group. In the afternoon they listened to civil society partners from the national and regional levels speaking about their experiences of SDG implementation.
Oli Henman – Action for Sustainable Development – a global civil society platform;
Deirdre de Burca – World Vision, EUREP;
Stephen Chacha, African CSO Working Group on Sustainable Development;
Beckie Malay, Asia Platform of Civil Society for Sustainable Development;
Leida Rijnhout – Friends of the Earth Europe;
Katsuji Imata, GCAP Japan;
Alison Coleman, Transparency International;
Ingo Ritz, Global Call to Action Against Poverty, GCAP