and stakeholder engagement are one of the guinding principles, which run
through all priority areas of the CzechSD 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
The Minister of the Environment is responsible for ensuring the involvement
of all relevant actors, both generally in the implementation process and in the
case of evaluation reports.
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 (https://www.cr2030.cz/zavazky/). 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 Developmnet 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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