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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  • Implementation of Agenda 2030, and its SDGs, is supported by implementation of the national Strategy for Responsible Development. Poland has presented its Voluntary National Review (VNR) and presentation at the July 2018 High-level Political Forum (HLPF).
  • Civil society is engaged through the Partnership for implementation of SDGs, the Agenda 2030 National Stakeholder Forum since June 2018 and consultations.
  • Each specific Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) has been allocated to a coordinating Ministry responsible for its implementation, monitoring and review
  • Civil society organisations have been very active in contributing to the implementation of the SDG but unclear how it is involved in monitoring.
  • Conferences organised by the national Economic and Social Council (nESC) on the issues of water and climate change, natality and adult education in 2018.
  • Romanian Parliament adopted a declaration on SDGs, which led to the government establishing a dedicated Sustainable Development unit at the highest level.
  • The government has recently reviewed its National Sustainable Development Strategy to integrate Agenda 2030 and has engaged with civil society during this review.
  • An Interdepartmental Committee for Sustainable Development compromising members of the government and chaired by the Prime-Minister has been established.
  • Vision and National Development Strategy of Slovakia until 2030 should be prepared by April 2019.
  • National Investment Plan will be elaborated together with the Strategy, which should bolster financing for sustainable development.
  • The participatory process included approximately forty key players (from civil society organisations, institutions and associations, think tanks, universities, academia, municipalities, regions, business associations and trade unions) who were invited to be part of the Chamber of Stakeholders, which was established as a partner of the Government Chamber within the Working Group for the Agenda 2030 and the National Investment Plan.
  • Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) are directly integrated into the Slovene Development Strategy for 2030, which was adopted in December 2018.
  • The National Economic and Social Council (ESC) was consulted pro forma during the adoption of the 2030 strategy, but extensive and consistent engagement with civil society was achieved through public consultations, online surveys, interactive workshops, ad hoc working groups, and informal meetings.
  • The National ESC is supposed to review SDG progress yearly.
  • Spain is currently reconsidering the possibility of renewing its SD strategy. An Annual Action Plan has been adopted with a view to the NVR during the HLPF 2018.
  • The Institutional Framework has been renovated in the last year specially with the creation of a High Committee for the 2030 Agenda in charge of elaborating strategies and actions and  coordinate and monitor the implementation of the SDGs.
  • Civil society organisations are contributing to mainstreaming.
  • Sweden has led the EU in making progress towards the SDGs in the past two years and sees Agenda 2030 as a cross-governmental priority, appointing a dedicated commission to monitor implementation and represent Sweden at the HLPF, which is currently under re-organisation.
  • Civil society was consulted regularly when drawing up the implementation plan and continues to be engaged informally by line ministries.
  • Sweden presented its VNR at the 2017 HLPF and has approved a National Action Plan in summer 2018.
  • The Department for International Development (DFID) is in charge of policy oversight for SDGs. All Single Departmental Plans contain specific references to activities that will support delivery of the Goals
  • In 2019 the UK has submitted its first Voluntary National Review of progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals
  • There is no nESC or equivalent body and organised civil society is primarily engaged through ad hoc groups and consultations, but "UK stakeholders for SD" is a highly active network of 60 civil society organisations.