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:
"Developing the ESDN Peer Learning Approach to Support the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda for SD and the SDGs"
The 14th ESDN Workshop “Developing the ESDN peer learning approach to support the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for SD and the SDGs: Experiences and needs for peer learning and peer review processes” took place in Berlin on 14 June 2016, in cooperation with the German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety.
In the context of the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), the 14th ESDN Workshop focused on the topic of peer learning applied to policy-making for SD. The ESDN is aiming to establish a peer learning mechanism for national policy-makers to support national policy-makers in their challenging job of implementing the 2030 Agenda for SD. One important cornerstone of this mechanism will be the yearly ESDN Peer Learning Platform (the first one in autumn 2016) that will offer policy-makers from all European countries, experts and selected stakeholders the chance to exchange experiences and learn from implementation practice. The key objectives of the workshop were therefore to:
- develop, together with the workshop participants, the ESDN peer learning approach, based on experiences on peer learning and peer review in individual countries (e.g. Germany), and drawing also on European practices and examples from international institutions (e.g. OECD, UN);
- provide the opportunity to exchange and discuss the needs of national policy-making with regards to the implementation of the 2030 Agenda for SD, and to share experiences and perspectives on how to design policies and processes, and how to link them to national sustainable development strategies.
Implementing the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Europe: cooperation between the EU and the national levels in the implementation process
Overview of Peer Learning and Peer Review approaches: mapping the landscape
Benefits of Peer Learning/Peer Review as a governance mechanism for policy implementation
Panel Discussion ‘UN experiences with Peer Reviews and Peer Learning in the context of the 2030 Agenda for SD: reflections towards the National Reviews at the UN High Level Political Forum
Annika Lindblom: Ministry of the Environment, Finland
OECD Peer Reviews: a framework to compare experiences and “best practices” for Peer Learning
‘The German NSDS Peer Review process’: lessons for Peer Learning