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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?
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
ESDN Conference 2015, “Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the EU and national level: Designing effective governance architectures and strategic frameworks”, Luxembourg, 8-9 October 2015
The ESDN Conference 2015 took place in Luxembourg on 8-9 October 2015, organized in cooperation with the incoming Luxembourgish EU Presidency. The was entitled “Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development at the EU and national level: Designing effective governance architectures and strategic frameworks”. A total of 82 participants from 21 European countries took part in the conference.
The United Nations launched the ‘2030 Agenda’ in New York in September 2015. There have been numerous inputs to the agenda, notably a set of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The main aim of the ESDN Conference 2015 was to discuss how the 2030 Agenda and SDGs will be taken up and implemented at the EU and national level in Europe, which governance architecture and strategic frameworks need to be set up, and how the different stakeholder groups will be involved in the implementation process.
The conference comprised five sessions:
Programme & Proceedings
Keynote presentations (with PPTs; for others, please find summaries in the Conference Proceedings):
Session 2: The role of different actors in the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development implementation process
Session 3: Governance architecture and strategic frameworks for 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development implementation at the European level
Session 4: Governance architecture and strategic frameworks for the 2030 Agenda implementation at the national level
Implementation of the 2030 Agenda at the national level: Overview of activities and plans in the context of national SD strategies:
Session 5: Challenges and opportunities for actions at the EU, national and trans-national level to implement the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development
Working group results
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”