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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:
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
ESDN Conference 2013, Vienna+10: National Sustainable Development Strategies in Europe – Taking stock, new developments and future challenges, Vienna/Austria, 13-14 June 2013
The ESDN Conference 2013 took place in Vienna, Austria on 13-14 June 2013. The conference was organized by the ESDN in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry of Agriculture, Forestry, Environment and Water Management. In total, 55 participants from 20 countries (19 European countries and New Zealand) attended the conference.
The ESDN Conference 2013 had the title “Vienna +10: National Sustainable Development Strategies in Europe – Taking stock, new developments and future challenges”. Ten years after the first ESDN Conference in Vienna, in 2003, which provided important inputs on SD strategies in Europe, we revisited NSDSs as one of the core themes of the ESDN.
The objective of the ESDN Conference 2013 was to take stock of NSDSs processes and objectives, investigate past achievements, explore new developments, and identify future challenges. The conference included six sessions:
Programme & Proceedings
Discussion & background paper
Session 1: The past 10 years of NSDSs in Europe and new developments
Session 3: The future for NSDSs in Europe and beyond
Session 4: Future needs and new impulses for NSDSs
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”