The SDGs workshop is part of the European Week of Regions and Cities. Organised by the European Committee of the Regions (CoR), together with CEMR, EUROCITIES, Regions4 and Platforma, the virtual event will show how cities and regions implement SDGs in a post-pandemic Europe and beyond, and call the EU not to delay their implementation.

In the midst of the global pandemic, the climate and environmental emergencies remain. Because the effects of the crisis will have deep and lasting scars on our economies and societies in general, the recovery measures must be sustainable and sound. Therefore, integrating the Sustainable Development Goals into the reconstruction process is of the utmost importance for our regions, cities and villages. This workshop will be the opportunity to:

  • highlight the link between the SDGs, the recovery process, and the creation of resilient societies
  • show how regions and cities are working together to “localise” the SDGs
  • call on the EU not to lose the momentum on SDGs and recognise the leading role of local and regional governments to achieve the 2030 agenda

Muhterem Aras, President of the Parliament of Baden Württenberg, Member of the European Committee of the Regions – Greens group, European Committee of the Regions, Germany.
Estelle Göger, Member of Cabinet, Cabinet of Paolo GENTILONI, Commissioner for Economy, European Commission, Belgium.
Gerardo Pisarello tbc, Member of Parliament representing Barcelona, Eurocities, Spain.
Alfons Röblom, Minister of Development of Aland Islands, Regions4, Finland.
Mindaugas Sinkevicius, Mayor of Jonava municipality, President of the Association of Local Authorities in Lithuania, Platforma, Member of the CoR Party of European Socialists Group, Lithuania.
Tine Soens tbc, Councilor of Kortrijk, Member of the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities, PLATFORMA and CEMR Spokesperson for the 2030 Agenda, CEMR, Belgium.

Interpretation will be available to and from English, German and Spanish.

Registration available from 27 August – 27 September.

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