The objective of this study is to make proposals for how to strengthen the monitoring of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the EU in the post 2020 perspective. More specifically, this study aims to:
- identify current limitations in official Eurostat monitoring of the SDGs in the EU;
- suggest practical steps to develop a “shadow report” for monitoring the SDGs in the EU, which could include a complementary qualitative and contextual information to support the implementation of the SDGs in the EU as a whole and in each individual EU member state; and
- articulate the role that the EESC and its Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO) could play in the context of the post 2020 Agenda to strengthen civil society involvement in the monitoring of the SDGs in the EU and strengthening evidence-based policymaking.