EEAC Annual Conference 2018: Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030: Key leverages for transformation

Incentivised by the urge to act and the need to transform politics, society and the economy, the world signed up to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Paris Agreement. In 2018, the world in general and Europe in particular will need to progress to implement and mainstream these agreements into concrete policies.

However, this fundamental change remains too often an abstract ambition rather than an inclusive practice. The sustainability transformation in the European Union as well as in many of its member countries still faces too many lock-ins. To advance on our journey on achieving the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) within and beyond Europe we have to push key leverages for transformation.

The 26th EEAC Annual Conference is dedicated to identifying some of these key leverages and to foster our common European debate on the implementation of the SDGs in Europe. The rich diversity of EEAC’s scientific and stakeholder councils will meet in Berlin and deliberate with high-level experts from academia, society and politics. In inclusive and participatory conference formats, a rich network will further strengthen its bonds across national boundaries as well as academic and policy silos.

The EEAC Network will organize this 26th EEAC Annual conference in cooperation with The German Council for Sustainable Development, The German Advisory Council on the Environment and the German Advisory Council on Global Change. The conference will take place in Berlin on 11 to 12 October 2018.

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EEAC Network looks back at successful session at the UN Global Festival of Action ‘18

The EEAC Network participated in the United Nations Global Festival of Action 2018, which took place in Bonn from 21 to 23 March 2018.  The EEAC Network co-hosted a session together with the European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights (FRA); the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN); European Network of Political Foundations (ENoP) and a consortium of German NGOs.

The session focused on means, strategies and tools of communicating the SDGs to different audiences in Europe. Participants identified common challenges in communicating SDGs to different target groups, including the public, influencers, policymakers and constituencies, to increase awareness of decision-makers in politics, business and society for their role in engaging for a sustainable future.

The session included diverse presentations, lively discussion and knowledge exchange with a global-audience on different communication means, strategies and approaches. Read more.