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ESDN Conference 2018, “Stakeholder-Policy Cooperation in the Age of the SDGs: What new approaches are required to be successful?”, Vienna (Austria), 1-2 October, 2018
The ESDN Conference 2018 will take place on 1-2 October 2018 in Vienna, Austria, at the Austria Center Vienna. It is being organized by the ESDN in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Sustainability and Tourism. The conference will be a 1.5-day event (October 1st is a full day and October 2nd is a half-day) and will be organized as an official event of the incoming Austrian EU Presidency. The Conference will bring together policymakers and experts from different stakeholder groups from all over Europe.
The topic of this year’s ESDN Conference will be: “Stakeholder-Policy Cooperation in the Age of the SDGs: What new approaches are required to be successful?” The SDGs are broad and complex, which necessitates the cooperation with, and knowledge from, all stakeholders. Given the broad and complex nature of the SDGs, have they changed the way in which the policy world and stakeholder world collaborate? If so, then what is now required to develop successful stakeholder-policy cooperation regarding the implementation of the SDGs?
This conference will therefore look into new ways, approaches, and examples of how the policy world and stakeholder world collaborate by looking at the practical implementation of diverse stakeholder-policymaker collaboration methods, activities, etc. Cutting-edge examples will be presented from many European countries, in which speakers will share the new ways and approaches they are employing stakeholder-policy cooperation methods. In addition, there will be ample time to discuss and reflect upon stakeholder-policy cooperation experiences and needs in various exchange activities throughout the conference.
Prague 2017: Strategic Governance for SD: New developments and approaches in the context of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs
Bern 2016: Vertical integration in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for SD: Addressing the role of sub-national and local levels
Luxembourg 2015: Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the EU and national level: Designing effective governance architectures and strategic frameworks
Rome 2014: A renewed policy framework for sustainable development - The international SD agenda and its impact on Europe
Vienna 2013: Vienna+10: National Sustainable Development Strategies in Europe – Taking stock, new developments and future challenges
Copenhagen 2012: Rio+20 and its implications for Sustainable Development Policy at the EU and national level
Szentendre 2011: Framing and Focussing: European Resource Policies in the Context of Sustainable Development
The Hague 2002: National Strategies for Sustainable Development: “Facts, Faces and Future Challenges”