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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:

Helsinki 2019: Towards a Sustainable Europe 2030 – From Reflection to Action

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

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

Ghent 2010: Towards an Economy compatible with Sustainable Development Principles

Prague 2009: Options and Opportunities for the future EU Sustainable Development Strategy

ESDN Conference 2008 - Coordinating SCP and CSR policies with Sustainable Development Strategies. Paris, 29 June-1 July, 2008

The ESDN Conference 2008 was hosted by the French Ministry of Ecology, Energy, Sustainable Development and Spatial Planning, in the context of the French EU Presidency, on 29 June – 1 July 2008 in Paris. The conference explored two themes, namely public policies and governance issues on Sustainable Consumption and Production (SCP) and Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR). The two topics were subject to welcome addresses by the French General Commissioner for SD and the Slovenian Minister for Growth; several keynote presentations by high-level representatives of the European Parliament, the European Commission and the European Environment Agency; and three panel discussions. Additionally, the conference participants discussed the themes in different working groups. At the end of the event, the ESDN co-chairs presented a review and outlook of ESDN activities.

The conference took place on the premises of the French Muséum National d'Histoire Naturelle (Museum of Natural History), a historic venue surrounded by a large park in the centre of Paris.

Below please find the full documentation of the ESDN Conference 2008.

Programme and proceedings

PDFConference Programme (PDF, 135 kB)
PDFConference Proceedings (PDF, 190 kB)
PDFList of Participants (PDF, 138 kB)

Discussion paper

PDFDiscussion Paper (PDF, 391 kB)

Documentation of keynotes and panel sessions

Sunday, 29 June 2008

  • Wolfram Tertschnig & Daniel Wachter (ESDN Steering Group): UEFA EURO 2008TM Sustainability Strategy PDFPDF (1,08 MB)

Monday, 30 June 2008

Tuesday, 1 July 2008

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Berlin 2007: European Sustainability Berlin 2007

Salzburg 2006: Sustainable Development goes Mozart

Windsor 2005: EU sustainable development networking event

Kinsale 2004: Comhar Conference

Vienna 2003: Sustainable Development in an enlarged Union

The Hague 2002: National Strategies for Sustainable Development: “Facts, Faces and Future Challenges”


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