The ESDN Conference 2021 will be taking place on 30 November - 01 December 2021!

The theme of the Conference is "European Recovery and Resilience Mechanisms - Challenges in systemic approaches in SD". The Conference is being organized by the ESDN in cooperation with the Ministry of the Environment and Spatial Planning of the Republic of Slovenia and the SLOGA Platform and will take place during Slovenia's EU Presidency.

More details are available on the ESDN Conference page under Events.


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People of ESDN

This section provides an overview on the following elements that make up the governance and structure of the ESDN:


The European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN) is a network of public administrators and other experts dealing with sustainable development (SD) in Europe.


The ESDN has been bringing together European policymakers and public servants in the field of sustainable development since 2002. Over the course of the Network's history, it has expanded to include more policymakers, scientists and practitioners from all over Europe.


The ESDN subscribes to the principles of Sustainable Development and the United Nations' 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).


Sustainable Development satisfies the needs of  the present without compromising those of future generations. It strives to achieve a balance between economic, social and ecological aspects.


As a Network of public servants and policymakers, the ESDN facilitates an active exchange of ideas and best practices to make sustainable development strategies more effective.

Country profiles

This section gives a brief overview of selected SD strategy features for 33 European countries.

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