The ESDN Conference 2023, "Halfway to 2030 - Where does Europe stand and how does it move forward?", is taking place in Stockholm, Sweden on 15-16 March! The Conference is being organized by the ESDN in cooperation with the Nordic Council of Ministers and Nordregio.

This year also marks the 20-year anniversary of the ESDN! There will be a networking celebration in the evening on 15 March to kick off the Conference. 

About 100 people from all over Europe working on sustainable development and the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs have already registered! The Conference will feature over 20 good practice case examples from different countries and levels of government on their successes in implementing the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs. 

For more information on the Conference sessions, speakers and agenda, please visit theConference sectionof the website. 



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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.

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

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