Partnership and stakeholder engagement are one
of the guiding principles, which run through all priority areas of the Czech SD
strategic framework. The Czech Republic 2030 is a result of a
participatory process lasting more than a year, mostly on the platform of the
GCSD. It involved hundreds of experts from different sectors, including the
work of the nine GCSD Committees and several working groups, a series of round
tables formed around the key areas, CSO platform consultations, discussion in
both chambers of Parliament. Experts from various ministries and committees of
the GCSD were also involved in the preparations of the Implementation plan and 8 round tables were organized in regional
cities with the participation of dozens of representatives from the public and
non-governmental sectors at the regional and local level. The aim of the round
tables was, in addition to introduction of the goals of the Czech Republic 2030, mainly to obtain
suggestions for the implementation document that would take into an account the
specifics of the regional and local levels and to create a network of future
co-workers who could help to implement, monitor and evaluate the fulfillment of
the Czech Republic’s 2030 goals. Such
an integrated approach, where all relevant sectors are included, is vital for
addressing such a complex agenda successfully.
of the Environment is responsible for ensuring the involvement of all relevant
actors, both generally in the implementation process and in the case of
In terms of outreach and communication, the MoE has an internal
communication strategy focused on raising awareness on sustainable development
issues and the SDGs in particular, including the Czech Republic 2030. Stakeholder engagement has to-date been
promoted by membership in the Government Council for Sustainable Development
and its 9 committees and also by the activities (such as regional consultations
and regional round tables) of the SD Unit.
The Czech Republic has been inspired by the Finnish crowdsourcing model to
create the concept of voluntary commitments to individual objectives of the Czech Republic 2030, with the
possibility of non-governmental entities and individuals to support the
implementation of the framework. Individual commitments, including the date of
their fulfillment and indicators, are made public and recorded on the website. This
platform also helps to share good practice in relation to the Czech Republic’s
2030 implementation and is administered by the SD Unit within the MoE.
In order to ensure communication and popularization of sustainable
development, the Sustainable Development Forum and European Sustainable
Development Week are organized by the SD Unit annually.
Apart from the official multi-stakeholder coordinating bodies, the MoE is
partner of “SDGs Awards” organized
by the Social Responsibility Association, which helps companies and general
public to raise their awareness of sustainable development and the SDGs.
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