A big step for Sustainable European Future is represented by Council Conclusions on the EC Communication to be adopted in June 2017 under the Maltese EU Presidency.

Also the SDG Watch Europe alliance delivers its Recommendations for Council Conclusions on the EC Communication, believing that this constitutes an important opportunity for the EU and its member states to outline a clear roadmap and set concrete actions with targets and timelines, in order to ensure the full implementation of the 2030 Agenda and overcome the lack of European leadership and ambition within its implementation.

SDG Watch Europe is a European, cross-sectoral, civil society alliance committed to supporting the implementation, monitoring and follow up of the 2030 Agenda by the EU and its member states. ALDA and the consortium of LADDER project are part of the alliance, as well.

Following the adoption of the 2030 Agenda by all UN member states in New York more than one year ago, there has not been a particular support in the implementation of the sustainable development agenda. This is in terms of EU internal or external policy-making and legislation, action and coordination.

SDG Watch Europe and civil society groups calls on member states to address the following concerns in their Council Conclusions:

– Vision and Implementation
– Policy Coherence
– Multi Stakeholder Engagement
– Robust Monitoring and Accountability
– Financing

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SDG Watch Europe