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Future events

  • 4 Nov 2020 – Training/workshop on metagovernance for Dutch public managers (NSOB, Noordwijk)(Louis Meuleman)
  • 20 Oct 2020 & 19 Nov 2020 – Guest lectures on Metagovernance, Leuven University (Louis Meuleman)


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A virtual HLPF 2020

Although the High Level Political Forum on the SDGs could, in its digital form, not be the usual ‘marketplace of ideas’, the many virtual sessions were worthwhile and participants were concentrated. On 10 July, Louis Meuleman chaired one of the VNR-Labs. This VNR Lab 10 concentrated on on national institutions for SDG implementation, with speakers from Finland, Costa Rica, Morocco, Nepal and the African Peer Review Mechanism. The session was opened by Elliott Harris, Assistant Secretary-General for Economic Development and Chief Economist. From UN CEPA, Cristina Duarte (former Minister of Finance, Planning and Public Administration of Cabo Verde) participated as  discussant. […]

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Making sense of Covid-19 governance

The Public Governance Institute of Leuven University in Belgium started a series of contributions from their professors on the challenges and insights stemming from the Covid-19 pandemia. On the webage Making sense of Civid-19 governance, professors Trui Steen, Steven van de Walle, Steven van Hecke and Peter Hupe and Louis Meuleman present their ideas. Louis Meuleman summarises in a mini-video-lecture his recent article ‘It takes more than markets: First governance lessons from the Covid-19 pandemic’ (in Dutch). […]

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Events list

13-28 May 2020: Six 2-hour virtual sessions replacing the physical annual UN CEPA conference in New York.


15 May: Louis chairing CEPA meeting 2 on principles of effective governance for the SDGs


14 May: Louis speaking at UNDESA Webinar


13 May: Louis speaking at CEPA meeting 1 on acceleration for the SDGs


Postponed: Conference “We sustain sustainability 2020″, Zagreb, Croatia, 23 March 2020 (Louis speaking)


Postponed: 19th Session Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA), UN HQ, New York, 30 March – 3 April 2020 (Louis speaking/chairing)


‘Keynote speech Prof. Dr Louis Meuleman on ‘The UN wants accelerated governance of the Sustainable Development Goals – but are we really ready?’’ at the IIAS Governance week 2020 in Brussels, 5 February 2020 (Louis)


Masterclass network leadership, 31 January 2020, Brussels (Louis).


ENoP Conference on: “Finding paths towards transformative European action for the SDGs“, 29th January 2020, Brussels (Ingeborg)


ESDN Strategic Workshop Sustainability & EU Democratic Challenges, 12 November 2019, Brussels, Presentation “Sustainability Governance in Europe: Governance Principles and Democratic Achievements: a practitioner’s view” (Louis)


ESDN annual conference 2019, Helsinki, 30-31 October 2019. 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, Korea, 22 October 2019. Presentation “New trends in governance for transformation” (Louis)


Workshop The Global Sustainable Development Report (GSDR) – Science as a leverage point for sustainable development, 9 October 2019, Brussels. Ingeborg was panelist.


Symposium ‘Global trends’, 24 September 2019, Leuven University.  Keynote “De Klimaatcrisis: een sleutelrol voor sociale wetenschappen” (Louis)


High Level Political Forum 2019 on the SDGs, New York. Presentation (Ingeborg) on 8th July. Presentation (Louis) on 15th July. […]