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European Sustainable Development Week

The European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW) 2018 runs from May 30 to June 5, 2018

The Institute for Managing Sustainability, which coordinates and manages the European Sustainable Development Week (ESDW), is proud to announce the beginning of the ESDW 2018!

The ESDW is a European-wide initiative to stimulate and make visible activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Events are organized by all kinds of stakeholders, e.g. citizens, businesses, NGOs, public authorities, etc. It takes place every year from 30 May until 5 June. The activities can be seen and registered at the ESDW homepage at

The ESDW facilitates the organization of activities that promote sustainable development and make these efforts visible on a common platform. The recently adopted global 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) articulates key issues that call for urgent action at all levels and by all stakeholders. The ESDW contributes to this ambitious, universal and transformative agenda by promoting the organization of bottom-up activities that have a thematic link to, and support, the SDGs. As such, the ESDW aims to raise awareness for the 2030 Agenda in Europe and calls upon local stakeholders to actively engage with sustainable development, in general, and the SDGs, in particular.

This year, already more than 1.900 activities have been registered in 25 European countries. It is expected that this number will rise above 4.000, making the ESDW a truly important tool to support the SDGs!

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