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SD & Transformation – Workshop Freiburg

Ingeborg and Louis are both invited speakers at the Workshop “Nachhaltige Entwicklung: Ein neuer, globaler Transformationstypus?” at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany, on 26 & […]


Book launch event 17 Oct 2018

The Centre for European Policy Studies and the University of Leuven are organising a book launch event on Louis’ new book ‘Metagovernance for Sustainability’ in Brussels on 17.10.2018,  5 PM. Geert Bouckaert will moderate an expert & practitioners’ panel with Daniel Calleja Crespo, Helena Braun, Saïd El Khadraoui, Andrea Renda, David Le Blanc, Ingeborg Niestroy, Ebba Dohlman, Roeland in ‘t Veld, Daniele Dotto and Karl Falkenberg. Please register here. […]

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SD research agenda in Kassel

On 19th September 2018, Louis spoke at the Agenda conference ‘Social-ecologic sustainability research’  in Kassel, Germany, about policy coherence for sustainable development. The conference […]

Implementation of the SDGs

VNR-LAB in New York

On 17th July 2018, Louis was discussant at one of the new VNR (Voluntary National Review) LABs organised by UN DESA during the High […]

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Transformative Designs for Sustainability

Ingeborg participated 18-20 June 2018 in a “Transformation Lab” on  Transformative Designs for Sustainability: Facilitating Mindshifts and Collective Action for Anthropocene-Prosperity, conceptualised by the Collective Leadership Institute […]

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Vice-chair of CEPA

[April 2018] At the 17th session of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration at the UN HQ in New York, Louis was […]

Implementation of the SDGs

17th Session of CEPA in New York

[April 2018] From 23-27 April 2018, Louis participated as member at the 17th annual session of the UN Committee of Experts on Public Administration in […]

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SDGs at the CEPS Ideas Lab

[Febr 2018] On 22 February 2018 at the CEPS Ideas Lab, Ingeborg moderated a panel discussion on SDG implementation in and by the EU, framed […]

Impact Assessment

Lecturing in Lille (2017-18)

[Oct 2017] Ingeborg teaches a master course on EU food policy at the Catholic University of Lille, starting in October 2017. A number of […]

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Policy Coordinator for ECOLISE

In 2017, Ingeborg worked part-time as policy coordinator for ECOLISE, the European network for community-led initiatives on climate change and sustainability. She worked on […]

New Publications

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Let’s think beyond PPPs

The ‘Global Goals Yearbook 2018’ contains a short article by Louis on thinking beyond public-private partnerships for the SDGs. The article is based on […]

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First reviews of “Metagovernance for Sustainability”

“This is both a theoretical masterpiece and practical handbook” (Bob Jessop). “This is a ‘metabook’ which will inspire and guide all those responsible for and studying the SDGs” (Geert Bouckaert). “This book will become the core text in this area” (Paul Jackson). “This book is an important read for every practitioner from developing and developed countries alike” (Geraldine J Fraser-Moleketi). “A book that is a must for those who strive for enhanced professionalism in governance for sustainable development” (Roel in ‘t Veld). “What makes this book a must-read is the emphasis on how to get to differentiated governance for the SDGs” (Guenther Bachmann). […]

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Implementation of the SDGs

Principles for effective governance

Louis co-authored a Guest article with an overview of 11 useful principles for the SDGs with examples of concrete strategies. Compiled by the Committee […]


Interview in Unesco Courier

[April 2017] Louis was interviewed in the latest edition of the UNESCO Courier (April-June 2017) on the article authored with Ingeborg Niestroy and Jan Gustav Strandenaes […]

Governance & Metagovernance

Metagovernance in Central Asia (2017)

Louis co-authored an article in Development Policy Review: Steering the Poverty-Environment Nexus in Central Asia: A Metagovernance Analysis of the Poverty Environment Initiative (PEI). It […]

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What is PS4SD?

Public Strategy for Sustainable Development (PS4SD) is a think-tank and advisory network registered in 2000, based in Brussels and The Hague. PS4SD combines the […]

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@Earth_Media_ @RZondervan Dear Michael, that's meta-nice!
Intro to my book 'Metagovernance for Sustainability'. There are no simple recipes for the #SDGs. However, 'common but differentiated governance' through metagovernance is not theory but meanwhile good practice. @IISD_SDGs @UNDESA #sdg16 @CEPS_thinktank
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There is sooo much energy, creativity and perseverance in regions and municipalities to make circular economy a reality!
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@AndriesHeidema @CleantechRegio @RegioZwolle @regioAN Leuk je te zien Andries! Jammer dat ik weer meteen weg moest (en jij ook geloof ik)
#NewBook Friday! Metagovernance for Sustainability by @LouisMeuleman has had some fantastic first reviews - read them and get your copy here: - and if you're in Brussels on the 17th see below for the launch line up @CEPS_thinktank #SDGs
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@TimmermansEU @PvdA @PES_PSE Please get rid of your beard!!!!!
@UdoBullmann @TheProgressives at least in the very end said that "if we want a transformation to more sustainability ..." this needs to be reflected and measured in the European Semester. Right!
We need policies that support & serve present & future generations in & outside Europe, underpinned by #Agenda2030. Here is civil society’s own #SOTEU & alternative scenario for the #FutureofEurope #EUelections2019 @vchadwk
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Congrats for this great synthesis on metagovernance for sustainability. Looking forward to the launch event!



The problem with the long term

Considering the slow pace of societal transitions, SDG implementation should have a strong long-term view. Policies triggering transitions often have a long lead time: […]