Europe’s approach to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals

Niestroy, Ingeborg, Elisabeth Hege, Elizabeth Dirth, and Ruben Zondervan. 2019. Europe’s approach to implementing the Sustainable Development Goals: good practices and the way forward. European Parliament, Policy Department, Directorate-General for External Policies EP/EXPO/B/DEVE/2018/01

Aims of the study:

  • Examining specific governance frameworks put in place for the implementation of the SDGs in EU Member States and presents the results in 28 Country Fiches.
  • Providing an overview of the activities and policy developments at EU level.
  • A special focus has been put on the role of parliaments in implementing Agenda 2030, both at national and EU level.

Note: Not directly assessing effectiveness of the governance frameworks or substance of policies.

An analytical framework was developed which integrates multiple perspectives on governance for sustainable development. The framework integrates five key governance elements and principles for sustainable development, corresponding Agenda 2030 principles, and the OECD’s building block for policy coherence, merging them into seven key governance elements.

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