In the framework of the Progressive Lab for Sustainable Development, the roundtable “2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development: a paradigm shift within a reach?” will take place at the European Parliament on December 8th. Jointly organised by SOLIDAR, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) and the Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament, it aims at bringing together experts, Civil Society Organisations and Members of the European Parliament for an exchange of views on the role of the European Parliament to ensure that the 2030 Agenda is implemented within and by the EU.
In its Resolution of 12 May 2016 (European Parliament resolution of 12 May 2016 on the follow-up to and review of the 2030 Agenda), the European Parliament called, among other things, for 1) a Commission communication on the follow-up to and review of the 2030 Agenda, with clear information on the implementation structure of the Agenda at EU and Member State level; 2) the review of the European Consensus for Development to be used to fully reflect the new 2030 Agenda; 3) the upcoming mid-term review of the multiannual financial framework (MFF) is used as an opportunity for funding mechanisms and budgetary lines to reflect all 2030 Agenda commitments agreed to by the EU.
The roundtable will include a session especially dedicated to the achievement of SDG 4 on access to equitable, inclusive and quality education for all. As highlighted in the Spotlight Report on Sustainable Development presented in July 2016 at the HLPF, goal 4 of the 2030 Agenda reflects the aspirations and demands of parents, educators and civil society organizations to meet the educational and learning needs of the poor, discriminated and exploited populations in every country in the world. Its formulation goes far beyond the scope of the MDGs, which focused on achieving universal primary education and on closing the gender gaps in education as the measure of gender equality.
Confirmed speakers include: Elly Schlein MEP, Arne Lietz MEP, and Roberto Bissio, Executive Director of the Instituto del Tercer Mundo (Third World Institute) and coordinator of the international secretariat of Social Watch.
Please register below at the latest by 27th November 2016.