A look at the history of the ESDN reveals that ESDN Workshops have played a prominent role in facilitating networking between European SD practitioners and policy advisors. This section of the website provides a one-stop-shop documentation of all ESDN Workshops so far. Please click on one of the Workshops for more details:
Since 2007, the ESDN has been organizing thematic Workshops in order to facilitate informal exchange of standpoints and experiences between ESDN Members. This section of the website provides a one-stop-shop documentation of all ESDN Workshops so far. Please click on one of the Workshops for more details. Some photo albums can also be found below.
The ESDN Youth Event will take place on 25-28 October 2023 in Berlin. Under the title “How can Europe shape a sustainable world?”, the event will deal with the topic of spillover effects, Europe’s responsibility for them and policies to address such effects. Around 40 UN Youth Delegates and Representatives, as well as 10 young ESDN civil servants, from almost 20 European countries plan to attend the event. ESDN Executive Committee and Advisory Board members Daniel Dubas, Marguy Kohnen, László Borbély, and Peter Iwaniewicz will share their experience with the youth.
The event will serve as a platform for European youth, ESDN members and experts on the topic of spillover effects to exchange ideas and experience, to learn how different European countries are dealing with the topic and to network. On 25th October, Youth Delegates will have a chance to learn more about spillovers effects and Europe’s responsibility from experts such as Sven Kaumanns from Federal Statistical Office of Germany, Marianne Beisheim from German Institute for International and Security Affairs, and the State Secretary of the Federal Ministry for Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety (Germany), Christiane Rohleder. On the following days, the Youth Delegates will be joined by ESDN civil servants and experts such as Marc-Oliver Pahl, German Council for Sustainable Development, and discuss how such effects are addressed and what further steps need to be taken.
The 21st ESDN Workshop took place in Vienna, Austria on 22-23 May 2023! The ESDN organized the Workshop in cooperation with the Austrian Federal Ministry for Climate Action, Environment, Energy, Mobility, Innovation and Technology, the Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, Civil Service, and Sport, as well as the Federal Chancellery.
This year’s Workshop was slightly different regarding the topics, as we had two different topics for the Workshop (one topic on the 22nd and the other topic on the 23rd). The Workshop is scheduled began in the afternoon on 22 May, where the topic was “Culture and Sustainable Development”. The following day, 23 May, began in the morning on the topic of “SDG Implementation in Policymaking – Approaches in SDG Budgeting, Mainstreaming, and Performance Management”.
PowerPoint presentations from the Workshop speakers can be found below. A photo album from the Workshop can also be found above. Photo credits belong to: BMK/Viktoria Miess.
Workshop Day 1 22 May
Bettina Leidl, Director of Museums Quartier Vienna, and President of ICOM, Austria
Anna Bombonato, Ministry of the Environment and Energy Security, Italy
László Borbély, ESDN Vice President, Prime Minister’s Office – Department for Sustainable Development, Romania
Dorine van Norren, Van Vollenhoven institute of Law Governance and Society (and strategic advisor at the MFA), Netherlands
Workshop Day 2 23 May
Carina Lindberg & Anna Piccinni, OECD, France
Benedikt Gamillscheg, European Commission Directorate-General – Budget, Belgium
Bernhard Zlanabitnig, European Environmental Bureau and SDG Watch Europe, Austria
Table 1: North Rhine Westphalia: SDG Budgeting
Dorothea Schostok, Ministry of the Environment, Nature and Transport of North Rhine Westphalia, Germany
Sjors van Wickeren & Jessica de Vlieger, Ministry of Finance, Netherlands & Chantal Blom, Statistics Netherlands, Netherlands
Jimmy Skenderovic & Sébastien Kieffer, Ministry of the Environment, Climate and Sustainable Development, Luxembourg
Table 4: Youth-proofing Policies through the Intergenerational Test(s)
Miriam Egger & Marvin Huber, ESDN Youth Delegate, Austria & Victoria Savova, ESDN Youth Delegate, Bulgaria & Lara Bertemes, ESDN Youth Delegate, Luxembourg & Michal Salini, ESDN Youth Delegate, Slovakia
Luminița Bălălău, ESDN Advisory Board Member, Prime Minister’s Office – Department of Sustainable Development, Romania
Lukas Kastner, Federal Ministry for Arts, Culture, Civil Service, and Sport, Austria
Gábor Bartus, National Council for Sustainable Development, Hungary & Fee Kirsch, European Environment and Sustainable Development Advisory Councils Network, Netherlands