Coherent Europe for Sustainable Development

Project complete, from October 2017 to September 2020

What is it about?

“Coherent Europe for Sustainable Development” supported the inclusion of the principle called Policy Coherence for Development (PCD) in eight EU countries. With PCD, countries commit to integrating the economic, social, environmental and governance dimensions of sustainable development at all stages of domestic and international policies. The project increased the involvement of policy-makers (local governments, national authorities, and international organisations) in promoting coherent policies for the achievement of the SDGs, and helped policy-makers develop a better understanding of the global interdependencies. It also supported their engagement in concrete policy actions for sustainable development.

What changes does this project inspire?

With “Coherent Europe for Sustainable Development”, policy-makers became more aware of the Policy Coherence for Development (PCD) principle. The project engaged with key development actors (policy-makers, CSOs, local communities) via consultations and actions that advocated PCD approaches in concrete policies. It produced and presented 4 EU-wide and 22 national mapping reports to 160 policy makers, with recommendations on how to implement the SDGs.
“Coherent Europe for Sustainable Development” contributed to more PCD in 42 national development cooperation policies. All of the 8 involved EU Member states (Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Slovakia and Slovenia) have undergone Voluntary National Reviews (VNRs) of their policies. Out of them, 7 developed some form of strategy to reach the SDGs. Finally, 3 also developed more specific SDG implementation plans. Overall, the project facilitated more coordination, expertise and cohesion among CSO platforms in contributing to SDGs.

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