Bringing the SDGs closer to the citizens. Europe’s commitment to the 2030 Agenda

The objective of this seminar is to discuss the commitments that this agenda represents for Europe, both for the European institutions and the Member States, and especially the role of civil society in achieving the expected goals.

PERFORMED ACTIVITY
15 April 2016 - 09:00h
LOCATION: CIDOB, sala Jordi Maragall, Elisabets 12,08001 Barcelona
ORGANIZED BY: CIDOB with the support of the Europe for Citizens programme

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Objective

The Sustainable Development Goals (ODS) approved by the General Assembly of the United Nations in September 2015 conform a universal agenda that aims to lay the groundwork for more inclusive and sustainable development models by 2030. It is an agenda built from a broad social participation process that calls for a joint effort to transform all countries based on the principle of common but differentiated responsibilities. To make it effective it will require an unprecedented mobilization of resources and support and changes in patterns of consumption and production and in the social organization forms. Therefore broad participation and social support through networks and alliances working together is necessary. The objective of this seminar is to discuss the commitments that this agenda represents for Europe, both for the European institutions and the Member States, and especially the role of civil society in achieving the expected goals.

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SPEAKERS

Tono Albareda

Tono Albareda

Vice-president, La Fede.Cat

José Antonio Alonso

José Antonio Alonso

Professor, ICEI-UCM

Anna Ayuso

Anna Ayuso

Senior research fellow, CIDOB

Jordi Bacaria

Jordi Bacaria

Director, CIDOB

Bruce Byers

Bruce Byers

Senior researcher, ECDPM

Giovanni Camilleri

Giovanni Camilleri

International coordinator, ART-PNUD

Josep Maria Coll

Josep Maria Coll

Associate senior researcher, CIDOB

Andrea Costafreda

Andrea Costafreda

Associate lecturer, Blanquerna - Ramon Llull University

Jonathan Glennie

Jonathan Glennie

Director of Policy and Research, Save the Children UK

Rafael Grasa

Rafael Grasa

President, ICIP

Iñigo Macias

Iñigo Macias

Intermón-OXFAM

Irene Maestro

Irene Maestro

Permanent lecturer, University of Barcelona

Manuel Manonelles

Manuel Manonelles

Director general de Asuntos Multilaterales y Europeos, Generalitat de Catalunya

Mario Negre

Mario Negre

Senior researcher, DIE

Ana Pueyo

Ana Pueyo

Research fellow, IDS

Pau Vidal

Pau Vidal

director, Observatorio del Tercer Sector

Bringing the SDGs closer to the citizens. Europe’s commitment to the 2030 Agenda PERFORMED ACTIVITY

09:00h Morning session

 

Welcome:          Jordi Bacaria, director, CIDOB 

Introduction:     José Antonio Alonso,professor, ICEI-UCM

                             Anna Ayuso,senior research fellow,CIDOB

 

09:30h Is it really a transformative Agenda?

Moderator:      José Antonio Alonso, professor, ICEI-UCM

 

The fight against inequality between and within countries

Mario Negre, senior researcher, DIE

 

Ensuring sustainable energy for all

Ana Pueyo, research fellow, IDS

 

Discussants:

Irene Maestro, permanent lecturer, University of Barcelona

Andrea Costafreda, associate lecturer, Blanquerna - Ramon Llull University

 

11:30h Coffee break

12:00h Is the Agenda viable?

Moderator:      Iñigo Macías, OXFAM-Intermón

 

Financing the Agenda. What's new?

Bruce Byers, senior researcher, ECDPM

 

From the International commitments to national and local policies

 José Antonio Alonso, professor, ICEI –UCM

 

Discussants:

Rafael Grasa, president, ICIP

Giovanni Camilleri, international coordinator, ART-PNUD

 

 

15:30h Afternoon session: How to involve social participation in the 2030 Agenda?

 

Moderator:      Anna Ayuso, senior research fellow, CIDOB

 

Social participation and the challenge of citizen ownership of the Agenda

Jonathan Glennie, director of Policy and Research, Save the Children UK

 

Questions concerning monitoring and accountability

Pau Vidal, director, Observatori del Tercer Sector

 

Discussants:

Josep Maria Coll, associate senior researcher, CIDOB 

Tono Albareda, vice-president, La Fede.Cat 

17:30h Conclusions

17:50h Closure

Manuel Manonelles, general director, of Multilateral and European Affairs, Government of Catalonia

Jordi Bacaria, director, CIDOB