The new United Nations 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, adopted on the UN world summit on 25 – 27 September, sets out an unprecedented broad action plan for people, planet and prosperity. An ambitious strategy and the installation of effective governance mechanisms will be key for a proper implementation of the SDGs in Europe.
Building upon its extensive experience in the organisation of civil society dialogues in the post-2015 process the EESC has investigated models for civil society involvement in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda in the EU and, led by its member Brenda King as rapporteur, drawn up an information report with recommendations how to strengthen participatory governance. For the European level the Committee recommends the creation of a European Sustainable Development Forum as a platform involving a broad range of civil society organisations and stakeholders in the implementation and monitoring of SDGs in the EU.
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