However, Member States can not do it on their own, a multi-stakeholder and multi-level approach is fundamental to guarantee that no one is left behind. For good governance of the implementation of national sustainable strategies; for this reason, vertical coordination in the SDG governance with national and regional governments is essential to better distribute and allocate the required resources to the specific needs of each territory, whereas horizontal coordination between different departments of a same national government would optimize the resources in use and will consequently increase the benefits.
As a matter of fact, regional authorities, and other relevant stakeholders, such as civil society organisations, are better placed to be aware of the needs of the urban and rural areas that compose each country.
This panel debate, composed of regional representatives and local stakeholders from Regions 4, the Assembly of European Regions, the UCLG-Global Taskforce, and the EPICUR Network, aims at targeting those challenges that know no border, and to assess possible recommendations to increase multi-stakeholder involvement in the development of policy strategies regarding the SDGs.
The discussion will take place on 28 October 2021, from 15:30 to 16:30 CET, at The Maison Région Grand Est Strasbourg (FR), and it will be also broadcasted online.
Interpretation in French and in English will be available.
All the participants at the on-site event must comply with the COVID-19 rules in France and show a valid COVID-19 certificate at the venue doors.