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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
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
ESDN Conference 2009 - Options and Opportunities for the future EU Sustainable Development Strategy. Prague, 17-19 June 2009
The ESDN Conference 2009 was hosted by the Czech EU Presidency, in cooperation with the Swedish EU Presidency, and took place at the Congress Centre in Prague on 17-19 June 2009. The focus of the conference was on "Options and Opportunities for the future EU Sustainable Development Strategy". The conference comprised three sessions: (i) Coherence of strategies & the challenge of policy integration, (ii) Options and opportunities for the future EU SDS - key objectives and topics, and (iii) Options and opportunities for the future EU SDS - governance mechanisms & institutional structures. After the welcome addresses by the Czech Deputy Minister of the Environment and the Swedish State Secretary to the Minister of European Affairs, each session was introduced by keynote presentations and followed by panel discussions. In sessions 2 and 3, the conference participants discussed in-depth in parallel working groups. At the end of the conference, the ESDN co-chairs presented ESDN network issues and perspectives (including the link to the forthcoming FP7 project CORPUS).
Below please find the documentation of the ESDN Conference 2009.
Programme and proceedings
Discussion & background paper
Documentation of keynotes and panel sessions
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Friday, 19 June 2009
The Hague 2002: National Strategies for Sustainable Development: “Facts, Faces and Future Challenges”