The Sustainable Development Observatory was set up in 2006 in response to the need for a coherent approach to sustainable development, including social, environmental and economic dimensions. It is the only body in the European institutions dedicated exclusively to promoting sustainable policies across all sectors.
The Observatory is made up of 33 members from a wide range of interest groups, with expertise in all areas of our work.
It manages several types of activities: hearings, conferences, exchange of best practice, local workshops and actions and impact studies. They all have in common our desire to establish a dialogue with civil society on all questions linked to sustainable development.