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:
"Communication of Sustainable Development and the SDGs: Strategies and Good Practices"
The 16th ESDN Workshop took place in Berlin, Germany from 19-20 November 2018. The topic of the workshop was: “Communication of Sustainable Development and the SDGs: Strategies and Good Practices”. The workshop, which was organized over two half-day sessions, from 19 to 20 November 2018, was hosted by the ESDN in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety.
The ESDN recognizes that the role of communication in the implementation of sustainable development, in general, and the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, in particular, is very important. Sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda need to be embraced not only by policymakers and experts in the field, but also by all the different stakeholder groups, in order to achieve their objectives in practice. However, the 17 SDGs and their specific targets are still mostly known by only relatively small groups of people. Therefore, the main objective of this workshop was to look into the needs for successfully communicating SD and the SDGs by highlighting good practice examples of communication strategies and reflect upon future needs of being able to better communicate SD and the SDGs. This included a reflection on the recommendations of the peer review of the German SD Strategy and the new strategy to communicate sustainable development in Germany.
The Role of Communication for Sustainable Development and the SDGs: Objectives and Specific Challenges
United Nations’ SDG Action Campaign
Solutions Energy Observer– Communication of SDG activities
Laurence Monnoyer-Smith: High Commissioner of Sustainable Development, Ministry for Ecological and Inclusive Transition, France & Jérôme Delafosse: Energy Observer Expedition leader and Member of the Executive Board, France
Television Campaigns to Raise Awareness for the SDGs in Iceland
The Use of Digital and Social Media in the Communication of the SDGs: Practical Examples from Finland
Stakeholder and Citizens Participation Projects as Important Mechanisms for Communicating SD and the SDGs
Jörg Mayer-Ries: Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation and Nuclear Safety, Germany
Communicating the SDGs among Municipalities - How to Advocate for Local Governance Action
Communicating the SDGs to Different Societal Stakeholders: Experiences of the German Council for Sustainable Development & Recommendations from the Peer Review of the German SD Strategy
Pulse of Europe: HausParlamente project
Communicating Sustainable Development and the SDGs: Experiences of an NGO
Journalism and Sustainable Development: What is needed to tell a compelling story
17 Goals: Communicating the SDGs in the Media