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A look at the history of the ESDN reveals that annual conferences have played a prominent role in facilitating networking between European SD practitioners and policy advisors. This section of the website provides a one-stop-shop documentation of all ESDN Conferences so far. Please click on one of the conferences for more details:
Vienna 2018: Stakeholder-Policy Cooperation in the Age of the SDGs: What new approaches are required to be successful?
ESDN Conference 2017, “Strategic Governance for SD: New developments and approaches in the context of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs”, Prague (Czech Republic), 22-23 June 2017
The ESDN Conference 2017 took place in Prague (Czech Republic) on 22-23 June 2017, in cooperation with the Office of the Government of the Czech Republic (Department of Sustainable Development). The conference was a 1.5 days event and brought together policy-makers and experts from different stakeholder groups from all over Europe. A total of 75 participants from 24 countries took part in the conference.
The ESDN Conference 2017 was entitled “Strategic Governance for SD: New developments and approaches in the context of the 2030 Agenda and SDGs”. The conference provided an excellent chance to learn about new governance approaches and concepts required to address and implement the 2030 Agenda for SD and the SDGs, and was coupled with different examples from European countries. Additionally, in-depth discussions and hands-on activities were introduced to help put these new governance approaches into practice.
The conference comprised three sessions, each being comprised of two parts:
Programme & Proceedings
Session 1: Practical Steps Towards Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development
Part 1: Conceptual Framework for Policy Coherence
Part 2: The Reality of Policy Coherence for the SDGs at the National Level
Session 2: Good Governance – From New Public Management to Systems Thinking and Knowledge Brokerage
Part 1: Paradigm Shifts and New Approaches in Governance
Part 2: Knowledge Brokerage for SD
Session 3: Strategic Foresight – From Vision Building to Policy-making
Part 1: The Conundrum of Policy Planning for the Future
Part 2: Learning the Methods and their Policy Link
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”