SDG governance at HLPF in New York (July 2016)
Invited by UN DESA, Louis spoke at a plenary session in New York during the High Level Political Forum on the SDGs, about national ownership for the SDGs, common but differentiated governance, metagovernance and 'teaching silos to dance', on 13th July. Watch video stream (from minute 14 onwards). See PPT presentation here.
Presentations on the SDGs in Amsterdam (June 2016)
Inge presented in two panels at the conference Critical Perspectives on Governing by Sustainable Development Goals in Amsterdam, 27-29 June.
Presentations on the SDGs in Berlin, Helsinki and Rome (June 2016)
Inge presented/presents different aspects of the SDGs at three conferences in, respectively, Berlin (07/06, ESDN), Helsinki (21/06, SITRA) and Rome (23/06).
Presentation on metagovernance Noordwijk (June 2016)
Louis gave a presentation on metagovernance & more for a group of Dutch public managers during the NSOB IML-29 training, on 15th June 2016, in Noordwijk aan Zee (NL).
High-Level SDG conference in Brussels (June 2016)
Inge was part of the organisation team of a high-level SDG conference on 30-31 May in Brussels, organised by the Dutch government, the EESC and SDSN.
Consultation on SDG implementation in Szentendre (April 2016)
Inge was co-facilitator at the REC consultation conference on the implementation of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development in Central and Eastern Europe which was held on 11-12 April 2016 in Hungary.
Guest lecture in Wageningen (Mar 2016)
Louis gave a guest lecture at the Public Administration and Policy Group of Wageningen UR University, the Netherlands, on 8th March 2016, with a focus on (Meta)governance and/in the EU.
Guest lecture in Brussels (Nov 2015)
Louis gave a guest lecture/course on metagovernance for implementing the Sustainable Development Goals at the Université Libre de Bruxelles on Friday 27th November 2015.
SDG Implementation in Korea (Nov 2015)
Inge participated in the Sustainable Development Transition Forum 2015 of the UN Office for Sustainable Development in Incheon, Republic of Korea, 17-19 November 2015.
Metagovernance in Kyrgysztan (Nov 2015)
Louis gave a presentation on implementing the Sustainable Development Goals with a metagovernance approach at the regional UN conference on "Effecting synergies between inclusive economic growth, environmental sustainability, gender equality and development for transformational change" in Bishkek, the capital of Kyrgysztan on 13 November 2015. Downlad PPT (as pdf).
UN SDG Integration Workshop Geneva (Oct 2015)
Inge presented a paper during the UN Capacity Building Workshop on Sustainable Development Integration Tools in Geneva on 14-15 October 2015. Louis chaired one of the sessions.
'Common But Differentiated Governance' in Boston (Sep 2015)
Louis and Inge gave a presentation on how the principle 'Common But Differentiated Governance' (CBGD) can guide implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and how a metagovernance approach can make this work in practice, on Monday 21st September 2015 at the Center for International Environment and Resource Policy of the Fletcher School, Tufts University, Boston, USA. Download presentation here.
Panel presentation Univ Sussex (Aug 2015)
Louis presented in a panel during the 6th annual conference on Sustainability Transitions at the University of Sussex, Brighton (UK) on 26th August 2015.
Presentation on metagovernance in Rotterdam (June 2015)
Louis gave a workshop on metagovernance & more for a group of Dutch public managers during the NSOB IML-28 training, on 9th June 2015, in Rotterdam (NL).
INSPIRE Conference Lisbon (May 2015)
Louis presented the paper "From Garbage Can to Cloud Governance: New action perspectives for information providers and public decision makers" on 25th May at the Geospatial World Forum / INSPIRE conference in Lisbon.
IAIA Conference Florence (Apr. 2015)
Louis co-organised a European Forum within the 2015 annual conference of the International Asociation for Impact Assessment IAIA) in April in Florence, Italy, and co-chaired a session on the potential benefits of impact assessments for economy and environment. Conference website
Guest lecture on metagovernance, Budapest (4 Febr. 2015)
Louis gave a presentation on metagovernance, sustainable development and economic governance at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy of the Central European University in Budapest, on 4th February 2015.
Guest presentation on metagovernance (Nov. 2014)
Louis gave a workshop on metagovernance & more for a group of Dutch public managers during the NSOB IML-27 training, on 19th November 2014, in Noordwijk aan Zee (NL).
ESDN in Rome (November 2014)
Louis was keynote speaker at the annual conference of the European Sustainable Development Network on 6-7 November 2014 in Rome. See PPT presentation here.
Asia-Europe Outlook in Singapore (July 2014)
Inge spoke at a Seminar on 7-9 July 2014 in Singapore which is devoted to the preparation of the ASEF Outlook report. The report will provide research based analysis on the current state of relations between Asia and Europe.
Governance & IA in Chile (April 2014)
Louis co-hosted three sessions, two on Governance & Impact Assessment, and one on SEA, at the 2014 International Conference of the International Association for Impact Assessment (IAIA), from 8-11 April 2014 in Vina del Mar, Chile.
UNOSD in Korea (April 2014)
Inge presented at the United Nations Office for Sustainable Development (UNOSD)-hosted first annual Sustainable Development Transition Forum (SDTF), from 9-11 April 2014 in Incheon, Republic of Korea.
Sustainability in Bhutan (Dec. 2013- Jan 2014)
Inge and Louis were asked to advise the government of Bhutan on the revision of its 1998 SD/environment strategy "The Middle Path" in December 2013, in Thimphu. "The Middle Path" is an outstanding vision on a sustainable future, but after 15 years new themes need to be addressed.
UNDP-presentation in Bratislava (Dec. 2013)
Louis gave a presentation on '(Meta)governance of sustainable development and poverty-environment mainstreaming - ideas from greening the European Semester', at a UNPD Poverty-Environment retreat on 6th December in Bratislava.
Guest lecture in Brussels (Nov 2013)
Louis gave a guest lecture on (meta)governance at the Université Libre de Bruxelles on Friday 29th November 2013.
Guest lecture in Osnabrueck (Nov. 2013)
Louis gave a guest lecture at the University of Osnabrueck in Germany on 27 November 2013, on system theory and (meta)governance.
SDGs presentation in Sth Korea (Nov. 2013)
Inge presented with the other team colleagues of the research team of the ASEF study on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in 14 Asia-European countries, their results on 4 November in Seoul, South Korea.
Metagovernance in Florence (July 2013)
Louis presented in a session on metagovernance of sustainable rural spaces at the ESRS conference 29 July- 1st August 2013 in Florence, Italy. Download short paper on Metagovernance as catalyst for sustainable change in rural areas.
Presentation for UNDESA in Geneva (July 2013)
Inge spoke at the UNDESA conference "Governance, Public Administration and Information & Communication Technologies for Post 2015 Development”, 3-5 July 2013 in Geneva, Switzerland.
Guest lectures in Lüneburg (June 2013)
Louis and Inge gave together two guest lectures at the Sustainability Faculty of the University of Lüneburg, Germany, on 20 June 2013, on sustainability governance and international national sustainable development strategies.
Governance & IA in Calgary
Louis presented a paper on governance and/of impact assessment and chaired a session on public participation, at the annual IAIA conference in Calgary, Canada, on 14 May 2013. Download here the PPT presentation.
Guest lecture in Galway
Louis gave a guest lecture at the Law Faculty of the University of Galway, Ireland, on 22th March 2013, titled "Metagovernance: Law, public service & network society".
Workshop for NSOB IML 25
Louis gave a workshop on metagovernance & more to a group of Dutch public managers during the NSOB IML-25 training, on Thursday 31 January 2013, in Noordwijk aan Zee (NL). Download the powerpoint presentation (in Dutch) here.
Around the world in search for the best SD strategy...
Inge recently travelled around the world on invitation by the German Bertelsmann Stiftung, to visit the five nominees of the 2013 Reinhard Mohn Prize for the best national or regional strategies and approaches to sustainable development: Finland, Bhutan, Tasmania, Costa Rica. Also Ghana is nominated. Read more about the Prize
SD Governance, Brussels (in Dutch)
Louis gave a presentation on the challenges of sustainability governance at a meeting of the 'Groene Stamtafel' (in Dutch) on 22th January 2013 in Brussels (venue: Café 't Goudblommeke in Papier). Download outline