SDGs Member State activity (Country fiche)

How are the UN Sustainable Development Goals implemented across the EU? How does the governance framework for SDGs differ between Members States? How is the organised civil society contributing to the enforcement of Agenda 2030?

Each country summary available showcases, for each of the 28 EU member states, what the government, the sustainable development council, the national economic and social council, and the organised civil society are doing to implement the SDGs. The country summaries are updated annually (last update: July 2018).

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  • Active Sustainable Development Council ("FORUM") in charge of implementing the national Sustainable Development strategy;
  • No official advisory role for the nESC and Sustainable Development Council to the inter-ministerial working group Agenda 2030 and no mandate in implementation, monitoring and review. Federal ministries are instructed to engage civil society organisations on individual SDGs using existing advisory bodies and consultation mechanisms, but the process is under review as the new government takes power;
  • High level of civil society organisations activity on Agenda 2030, as both a national Global Compact and SDG Compact regularly agitate for structured engagement.
  • The implementation of SDGs is to be integrated into the National Strategy on Sustainable Development, accompanied by a specific implementation plan for the different levels (federal and regional).
  • The Federal Council for Sustainable Development serves as a platform for SDGs implementation.
  • Civil society was consulted on SDG implementation, on the proposed Framework for a National Strategy for Sustainable Development and on the Voluntary National Review (2017).
  • In 2018, the first steps were taken to implement the Agenda 2030.
  • Little crosscutting activity concerning Agenda 2030.
  • Local branches of Global Compact & UN Association attempt to increase Agenda 2030 awareness.
  • The government of the Republic of Croatia took a leading role in coordinating and monitoring the implementation of SDGs by establishing a National Council for Sustainable Development (Jan 2018) at ministerial level, chaired by the prime minister.
  • The National Council for Sustainable Development is expected to provide high-level political and strategic guidance to all state-level stakeholders. A working group consisting of governmental departments will be set up for each SDG; each working group will involve other relevant bodies such as the Sustainable Development and Environmental Protection Council (SDEPC) and stakeholders (academia, private sector, civil society organisations, citizens).
  • The government presented the Voluntary National Review at the HLPF in 2019.
  • The first National Sustainable Development Strategy (NSDS) of Cyprus was approved in November 2007. It includes the main topics and subject areas of the renewed EU Sustainable Development Strategy (SDS), covering all three dimensions of SD.
  • Cyprus published its first national report on implementing EU SDS in 2007.
  • Cyprus has started working on an evaluation and applicability examination of SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals) through an inter-ministerial committee since 2016.
  • Agenda 2030 has been mainstreamed into Czech development policy through the Strategic Framework Czech Republic 2030, adopted in April 2017. In October 2018, an implementation plan for the Strategic Framework was adopted.
  • Civil society organisations were consulted through public consultations in the drafting of the Strategic framework Czech Republic 2030 and are also engaged during implementation.
  • First report on the implementation of Agenda 2030 in the Czech Republic should be published in December 2020.
  • Denmark has a high level of political commitment to Agenda 2030, as one of its initiators, and an action plan for implementation has been in place since March 2017.
  • Civil society organisation (CSO) engagement occurs primarily through informal networks, with the two NGO networks active in the area of the SDGs recommending that the government establish a multi-stakeholder platform.
  • The National Commission for Sustainable Development is an advisory body to the government and consists of NGOs. No implementation plan for SDGs but SD indicators created for monitoring purposes.
  • CSOs were consulted on Agenda 2030 work in 2015 through conferences and events.
  • Sustainable Development Forum to be organised in 2018 to introduce the results of the indicator based on Estonian Sustainable Development report.
  • Finland is a front-runner in mainstreaming Agenda 2030 into its policy documents (specifically Commitment 2050) and into its budget from 2019 onwards.
  • An innovative tool for CSO engagement in SDG monitoring and implementation has been launched in the form of Commitment2050.fi, where commitments to specific actions can be submitted. 
  • An independent evaluation on Finland's progress on sustainable development will be carried out in 2018-2019.
  • Civil society organisations have a substantial formal role in sustainability policy issues
  • National Sustainable Development Strategy has not yet been updated to reflect SDGs

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