On the 30-31 May the EESC, together with Dutch Presidency and Sustainable Development Solutions, organized a high-level 2 day event to discuss how to make the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development a reality, through multi-stakeholder partnerships.
EAPN chaired a key workshop on sustainable societies – tackling poverty and inequality, linked to the key goals on poverty, hunger and inequality, with a particular focus on ensuring adequate universal social protection, quality jobs and services, which form part of the SDGs 17 goals to deliver a social and sustainable global project by 2030. The EU will be giving a strong priority to the SDG Agenda, as a possible follow up to Europe 2020, helping to drive a more positive narrative for the EU, according to Commissioner Timmermans.
A key priority is also being given to promoting new forms of collaboration between business, trade unions, civil society, government and academics across Europe. EAPN will be actively engaging through– SDG Watch and other alliances to support the follow up, to ensure that it delivers on its commitments on poverty and inequality reduction, as part of a sustainable, socially just strategy.
See the programme here and the summary here.
For more information contact: Sian Jones, EAPN Policy Coordinator, email@example.com.