Collaboration for the SDGs
Monitoring and encouragement of SDG practices at European level is a challenge, as it is both international and national level activity. The alliance SDG Watch Europe has a goal to hold governments and the EU to account for the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. It is consisted of NGOs from development, environment, social, human rights and other sectors.
The coalition was started when a group of Brussels-based NGOs came together in June 2015 to discuss how they can contribute to the monitoring of Agenda 2030 in the EU. The coalition was launched in October 2030 and it now monitors EU processes and encourages national platforms in Member States.
The work of this strand involves examining the adequacy of existing EU strategies, policies and practices in light of the need to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and targets. This includes the demand to carry out a “gap-analysis” of EU policy frameworks and processes and calling for their revision or replacement where appropriate. You can check out their great work here: SDG Watch Europe.
Also, there are numerous other organizations dealing with implementation of SDGs. Communication and knowledge transfer are important factors in achieving effectiveness and result oriented action. The European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN) is a must check for everyone dealing with SDGs. It is an informal network of public administrators and other experts dealing with SDG strategies in Europe.
Their website serves as a one-stop-shop for SD strategies in Europe, led by the representatives from eight European countries. We are inviting you to visit their work and see for yourself.
Author: Miloje Grbin / Global Impact Grid