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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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