ESDN Peer Learning Platforms

Based on the ESDN Proposition on the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the ESDN has been organizing Peer Learning Platforms since 2016. These Platforms facilitate the exchange of experiences and good practices between policymakers in national ministries who are responsible for the 2030 Agenda implementation process in their respective country. A unique aspect of the ESDN Peer Learning Platforms is that they take place under the Chatham House Rule, which ensures the identity of participants is not revealed, allowing for deeper exchanges of experiences, the success and challenges, to take place in an informal setting. 

ESDN Peer Learning Platform 2022

7th ESDN Peer Learning

The 7th Peer Learning Platform took place on 14 June 2022 in Brussels, Belgium on “Voluntary National Reviews: Challenges, Successes and Lessons Learned”.

The Platform was organized in cooperation with European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils Network (EEAC Network). The goal was to offer national level policymakers in Europe the chance to exchange and learn from countries that have already done their second VNR, and it also focused on the European Union’s VNR for 2023, as this is the first such report the EU will be conducting.



A look at the history of the ESDN reveals that ESDN Peer Learning Platforms have played a prominent role in facilitating policy learning between European policymakers dealing with sustainable development. This section of the website provides a one-stop-shop documentation of all ESDN Peer Learning Platforms so far. Please click on one of the Platforms for more details: