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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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News & Events

New Associate PS4SD

We welcome Andreas Versmann as associate of PS4SD as from August 2019. Andreas is a Berlin-based expert in environmental law, governance and capacity building […]

News & Events

UN CEPA session New York 8-12 April

The annual session of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) took place from 8-12 April at the UN Head Quarters in New York. As CEPA member and member of the Bureau (currently Rapporteur), Louis is involved in programming, preparing and chairing sessions. […]

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Senior Fellow at IASS Potsdam

On 15 February 2019, Ingeborg started as senior fellow at the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies (IASS) in Potsdam, Germany.

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Metagovernance and the SDGs

Club of Rome EU-Chapter

The Club of Rome EU-Chapter organised on 7 November in Brussels a ‘Conversation Table’ with an introduction by Louis on his book ‘Metagovernance for […]

Governance & Metagovernance

Book launch event 17 Oct 2018

The Centre for European Policy Studies and the University of Leuven organised a book launch event on Louis’ new book ‘Metagovernance for Sustainability’ in Brussels on 17.10.2018. Geert Bouckaert moderated an expert & practitioners’ panel with Daniel Calleja Crespo, Saïd El Khadraoui, Andrea Renda, David Le Blanc, Ingeborg Niestroy, Ebba Dohlman, Roeland in ‘t Veld, Daniele Dotto and Karl Falkenberg, for around 100 participants. […]

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SD & Transformation – Workshop Freiburg

Ingeborg and Louis were invited speakers at the Workshop “Nachhaltige Entwicklung: Ein neuer, globaler Transformationstypus?” at the Albert-Ludwigs-Universität Freiburg, Germany, on 26 & 27 […]

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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 […]

News & Events

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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News & Events

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 […]

Blogs

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What makes effective governance?

How does one know when countries have implemented good governance? Although a cornerstone of all developmental efforts and the sine qua non of sustainability, […]

New Publications

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What makes effective governance?

How does one know when countries have implemented good governance? Although a cornerstone of all developmental efforts and the sine qua non of sustainability, […]

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Contribution to 2019 HLPF

UN CEPA submitted a contribution to the July 2019 High-level Political Forum in the SDGs, stating among others that public institutions are not ready […]

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New review of ‘Metagovernance for Sustainability’

“General knowledge of the importance of the term metagovernance is relatively limited. Therefore, the recent publication by Louis Meuleman “Metagovernance for Sustainability” can be a significant contribution to a better general understanding of this concept.(…) This book in a very impressive and reasoned way presents the importance and complexity of metagovernance”. […]

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Metagovernance as full SDGs toolbox

Louis published a guest article at IISD.org as short introduction to the book Metagovernance for Sustainability. It argues that successful decision makers do not […]

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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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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 […]

Presentations & events

Coming up: Brussels, Zagreb, New York

Start date: January 31, 2020 - End date: March 31, 2020

Training network leadership, January 2020, Brussels (Louis).

Conference “We sustain sustainability 2020”, Croatia, 23 March 2020 (Ingeborg & Louis)

19th Session Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA), UN HQ, New York, March (Louis)

 

Guest lecture metagovernance, Leuven University

Date: November 14, 2019

Location: Leuven, Belgium

Lecture “Governance en meta-governance op Europees niveau” (Louis)

ESDN Strategic Workshop Sustainability & EU Democratic Challenges, Brussels

Date: November 12, 2019

Location: Brussels, Belgium

Presentation “Sustainability Governance in Europe: Governance Principles and Democratic Achievements: a practitioner’s view” (Louis)

IML training, Netherlands School of PA (NSOB), Noordwijk

Date: November 6, 2019

Location: Noordwijk, Netherlands

Lecture on “Kiezen voor een goede mix van governancestijlen: van governance naar metagovernance” (Louis)

ESDN annual conference 2019, Helsinki

Start date: October 30, 2019 - End date: October 31, 2019

Location: Helsinki, Finland

Panel speaker on Taking stock on the 2030 Agenda implementation at the different policy levels (Ingeborg). Keynote on “Metagovernance for Sustainability: The full toolbox for implementing the SDGs” (Louis)

UN Sustainable Development Transformation Forum 2019, Incheon

Start date: October 22, 2019 - End date: October 24, 2019

Location: Incheon, Republic of Korea

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Presentation “New trends in governance for transformation” (Louis)

Partos Innovation Festival, Amsterdam

Date: October 11, 2019

Location: Amsterdam, Netherlands

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Ingeborg joined the new SD coordinator of the Netherlands, Sandra Pellegrom, and the secretary-general of the Finnish SD Council, Annika Lindblom, as panelist at the Partos Innovation Festival in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

Workshop The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) – Science as a leverage point for sustainable development, Brussels

Date: October 9, 2019

Location: Brussels, Belgium

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Ingeborg was panelist at the DIE Workshop ” The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) – Science as a leverage point for sustainable development”.

Symposium ‘Global trends’, Leuven University

Date: September 24, 2019

Location: Leuven, Belgium

Keynote “De Klimaatcrisis: een sleutelrol voor sociale wetenschappen” (Louis)

High Level Political Forum 2019 on the SDGs, New York

Start date: July 8, 2019 - End date: July 18, 2019

Location: New York, USA

Presentation (Ingeborg) on 8th July. Presentation (Louis) on 15th July.