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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 2019, “Towards a Sustainable Europe 2030 – From Reflection to Action”, 30-31 October 2019, Helsinki, Finland
The ESDN Conference 2019, which will take place in Helsinki, Finland from 30-31 October, 2019. It is being organized by the ESDN in cooperation with the Finnish Prime Minister’s Office. The conference will be a 1.5-day event (30 October is a full day and 31 October is half-day that runs until 13:00) and will be organized as an official event of the Finnish EU Presidency. The conference will bring together sustainable development policymakers and experts from different stakeholder groups from all over Europe.
The title of this year’s Conference is “Towards a Sustainable Europe 2030 – From Reflection to Action”. The Conference will focus on many topics relating to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs in Europe and take stock of where Europe stands after four years of implementation, which will feature the experiences that European countries have had in that regard. Other Conference topics will include the linking of the 2030 Agenda to economic reality and looking at meta-governance for sustainability. In addition, the Conference will focus on various challenges for Europe in reaching the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs and will delve deeper into 5 key themes: Circular Economy; Citizens’ Europe; Economy of Well-Being; Sustainable Finance; and Global Responsibility. Please find here the Conference Draft Agenda.
The Conference will be comprised of three sessions:
Session 1: Taking stock on the implementation at the global, European and national level: 4 years after adoption of the 2030 Agenda
Session 2: Transformative rather than incremental changes for sustainable development – What does it mean in terms of economics and governance for SD?
Session 3: Key challenges for Europe in reaching the SDGs and 2030 Agenda
Conference registration is already open and will be open until Wednesday, October 16th, 2019. Please register here: email@example.com
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
The Hague 2002: National Strategies for Sustainable Development: “Facts, Faces and Future Challenges”