At the Gothenburg Summit in June 2001, EU leaders launched the first EU sustainable development strategy based on a proposal from the European Commission.
This EU Green Week partner event, organised by the European Economic and Social Committee (EESC), aims to take stock of the implementation of sustainable development policy in the EU and the intake of Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
It will consider if:
- decision-makers are sufficiently accountable for the EU commitment to implement the SDGs
- the ‘whole of society’ approach is reflected in the approach to SDG implementation
- the EU is currently measuring the level of implementation in a sufficiently comprehensive manner to allow for the indicators to serve as a basis for policy planning and shaping.
Representative of the EU institutions and bodies, national networks and civil society organisations will be invited to contribute to the debate.