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Since 2007, the ESDN is organizing thematic workshops in order to facilitate informal exchange of standpoints and experiences between the ESDN Members. This section of the website provides a one-stop-shop documentation of all ESDN Workshops so far. Please click on one of the workshops for more details:

11th ESDN Workshop, “Transformative environmental and sustainability policy: new thematic issues, actor constellations and governance modes”, Berlin, 25-27 June 2014

The 11th ESDN Workshop, “Transformative environmental and sustainability policy: new thematic issues, actor constellations and governance modes”, took place in Berlin on 25-26 June 2014. In total, 60 participants from 12 European countries took part in the event. The workshop was organized by the ESDN in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety, and the German Federal Environment Agency. The workshop was aimed at

  • Exploring concepts and ways for practical implementation of “Transformative environmental and sustainability policy”;
  • Reflecting on ideas and practical experiences on new drivers, new thematic issues, new actor constellations and new governance modes for sustainable development;
  • Providing an overview of experiences on the above issues in the context of national SD strategies in Belgium, Finland, France, and Germany; and
  • Discussing the potential to enhance the further advancement of sustainability strategies and policies on the EU and national level.

Programme and documentation:

PDFFinal agenda (PDF, 162 kB)
PDFDiscussion paper (PDF, 917 kB)
PDFInput paper on "Transformative Environmental Policies" (PDF, 256 kB)
PDFWorkshop report (PDF, 537 kB)

Presentations:

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Brussels 2014: Fostering Urban Sustainable Development: Potentials and Challenges for National and European Policy

Brussels 2013: The Future of the EU SDS - Expectations and Possible Contributions from the ESDN

Brussels 2012: Financial Markets, Institutions and Policies in the Context of Sustainable Development - Dimensions, Issues and Actors of an Emerging Arena

Berlin 2011: Perspectives for European SD Policy & Governance in the context of recent EU policy strategies and Rio+20

Berlin 2010: Reforms for Measuring Welfare and Wealth in the Context of Sustainable Development

Madrid 2010: From Green Growth towards a Sustainable Economy?

Brussels 2009: New Driver for Sustainable Development Strategies - The Power of Smart Linkages

Brussels 2008: Post-2010: The Future of the EU SDS and its Interface with the Lisbon Process

Berlin 2008: Experiences with Participatory Tools and Mechanisms

Cascais 2007: Sustainable Development Indicators at the EU level

 

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