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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:
ESDN Conference 2014, Rome/Italy, 6-7 November 2014
The ESDN Conference 2014 will take place in Rome, Italy on 6-7 November 2014. The conference will be organized by the ESDN in cooperation with the Italian EU Presidency.
The ESDN Conference 2014 is entitled “A renewed policy framework for sustainable development – The international SD agenda and its impact on Europe”. During the Italian EU Presidency, the decision on SDGs and the post-2015 process will be taken. Therefore, the ESDN Conference 2014 will reflect on how the UN process will impact on the EU and national level with regards to sustainable development. This also refers to the Greening of the European Semester, which provides a good opportunity in the future for policy strategies to integrate environmental aspects, and more general issues of governance for SD (e.g. cross-sectoral coordination, stakeholder involvement, etc.). Moreover, the conference will reflect upon the role of National SD Strategies in the context of current socio-economic and environmental policy challenges.
The conference will comprise six sessions:
Registration for the conference starts now and is open until 24 October 2014. For more information, As the number of participants is limited, we encourage you to register as soon as possible. please send an email to the ESDN Office at email@example.com.
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”