SDG Summer Deals

International public debate on the sustainable development goals (SDGs)

The city of Ghent and EUROCITIES are working on the 17 UN sustainable development goals that the UN adopted in 2015. Belgium is one of the countries that subscribed these goals. In 2016, the city of Ghent organised its first public debate on the SDGs. In that same year, the Belgian federal government appointed Ghent as one of the 8 “SDG voices”. In March 2018, the city won a UN prize on SDG communication.

The SDGs are ambitious goals to be reached by 2030. For the first time, there is a big responsibility for the cities. Without the cities there will be no SDGs.

Are cities up to that? What do they need to reach those goals? How can companies, civic society, knowledge institutions and other government levels like the nation states and the European Union support cities? How do European cities work with the SDGs?

Find out on Monday 4 June 2018.

Peter Woodward (European Sustainable Development Network) will moderate this inspiring debate with our international panel:

Alexander De CrooBelgian Deputy Prime Minister and federal Minister for development cooperation
Daniël TermontMayor of Ghent and EUROCITIES president
Joan ClosFormer UN Habitat director and SDG expert
Stefan CretsDirector Corporate Social Responsibility Europe
Prof. dr. Thomas De BlockDirector Centre for Sustainble Development at Ghent University
Katrin Stjernfeldt JammehMayor of Malmö (to be confirmed)
Peter KurzMayor of Mannheim (to be confirmed)

We look forward to receiving you for this lively and interactive debate!

Participation is free of charge, but places are limited so make sure you register in time.

An initiative of the City of Ghent and EUROCITIES