EU multi-stakeholder platform suggests an overarching 'Sustainable Europe 2030' strategy
The European Commission’s multi-stakeholder platform on the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) plays a role in the follow-up and exchange of best practices on the Sustainable Development Goals. The Platform brings together a diverse group of high level representatives with different backgrounds and areas of knowledge. Experts from academia, non-governmental organisations, business, civil society, the European Economic and Social Committee and the European Committee of the Regions advise the Commission on delivering the SDGs at EU level, and exchange best practices at local, regional, national and EU level.
In October 2018 the Platform members adopted a joint contribution to the Commission’s Reflection Paper ‘Towards a Sustainable Europe by 2030’, which will be presented soon. The Platform’s contribution will help the Commission in the ongoing preparation of the Reflection Paper and its future work in this field. The Platform suggests, among other things, that the EU develop an overarching Sustainable Europe 2030 strategy to guide all EU policies and programmes. The Platform members also propose ideas in policy areas considered vital for achieving the SDGs such as social inclusion, sustainable consumption and production, climate and energy, food, farming and land-use, and cohesion.