Some of the ongoing of past projects of PS4SD are presented on this page. Generally they are executed by Ingeborg Niestroy; Louis Meuleman is not active in (paid) advisory projects as long as he is a civil servant.

Projects PS4SD

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UN Training toolkit on government innovation for vulnerable groups (2020)

Ingeborg as lead consultant, with a ps4sd team consisting of Andreas Versmann, Louis Meuleman, Francesca Valentini and Luis Carretero, has developed a one-week training course for UN DESA on Government Innovation for Social Inclusion of Vulnerable Groups. The project was commissioned by the UN Project office for governance in Korea (UNPOG). More on this project will soon be available.
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Study “Europe’s approach to implementing the SDGs: Good practices and the way forward” (2019)

The 2030 Agenda on Sustainable Development offers a unique framework for transformative pathways towards sustainability worldwide. The 2030 Agenda also requires a paradigm shift in governance, – at and between all levels. This study examines the governance frameworks put in place for SDG implementation in all EU Member States, and the resulting country fiches constitute the first comprehensive comparative overview [...]

Results Peer Review of SDS Hessen (2018)

As a member of the Peer Review team of the Sustainable Development Strategy of the German region of Hessen, Ingeborg and colleagues presented their final results to the Hessian Minister of the Environment Priska Hinz. In a joint conversation, they explained the central content of their review. Minister Hinz thanked the experts for their neutral assessment, their words of praise [...]

Peer Review of the Sustainability Strategy of Hesse (2018)

Update: Read a short interview with Ingeborg on the Hesse SD peer review. Ingeborg was appointed to the group of “peers” for the peer review of the Sustainability Strategy of Hesse. Among the subnational SD strategies it is the first German Bundesland that conducts such an external peer review, on the occasion – in 2018 – of the 10th anniversary of [...]

Expert for the EESC opinion on SDG mapping

Ingeborg was expert for the opinion of the Sustainable Development Observatory (SDO) of the EU’s Economic and Social Committee (EESC), “Sustainable Development: A Mapping of the EU’s internal and external policies (NAT/693)“, adopted in September 2016.

Multi-Stakeholder Platform for SDG implementation of the European Commission

On the basis of the European Commission’s Communication of November 2016 on Agenda 2030, the Multi-Stakeholder Platform (MSP) was set up and took up its work in December 2017. SDG Watch Europe was appointed to the MSP, with Leida Rijnhout as member of the platform itself and Ingeborg as member of the Management Committee. The MSP is currently working on [...]

SDG Watch Europe

Since 2016, Ingeborg has been engaged as volunteer in SDG Watch Europe, the EU-level, cross-sectoral alliance of NGOs from development, environment, social human rights and other ‘sectors’. She is facilitator of Strand 2 MONITORING , ACCOUNTABILITY, & REVIEW OF EUROPEAN SDG IMPLEMENTATION ACROSS ALL SECTORS, and member of the Steering Group. She co-produced the position paper on the Eurostat SDG [...]

SDG implementation in 6 Western Balkan countries

Ingeborg was researcher in a study conducted end of 2017 by the UN Research Institute for Social Development (UNRISD), commissioned by UNDP and UNECE, on SDG implementation in six Western Balkan countries. The study was originally meant as background paper to a planned regional workshop, as preparation for the UNECE regional prep com to the HLPF 2018, and will now [...]

European Parliament:  improving governance for the SDGs

In this study (2017-18), Ingeborg is exploring options for improving the internal governance of the European Parliament, in order to being better able to dealing with the SDGs and to better fulfilling its watchdog role. To these ends, she also interviewed quite a number of Members of the EP from the entire party spectrum.  

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 “Food Controversies” are discussed with guest lecturers from NGOs and EU institutions.

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 a policy strategy, established and deepened links and partnerships in Brussels, and co-organised the European Day of Sustainable Communities and the related conference in Brussels on 22 September 2017, in collaboration with the EESC.

SDGs and RIA in Georgia (July-Nov 2017)

[July 2017] Ingeborg is working for a project of the GIZ in Georgia on integrating Agenda 2030 and its Sustainable Development Goals in Regulatory Impact Assessment. She is conducting workshops for public servants and academia, and contributes to methodology development. https://www.giz.de/expertise/html/4766.html

SDG conference co-hosted by the Dutch Presidency, SDSN and EESC

Ingeborg helped conceptualising and organising the high-level conference “How to make SDGs Europe’s Business – A Multi-Stakeholder Approach” on 30/31 May 2016, – the first major event in Brussels after the adoption of Agenda 2030 and the SDGs in September 2015. It was co-organised by the Dutch EU Presidency, the Sustainable Solutions Network (SDSN) and the EESC, and moderated by [...]

The TransGov project at IASS, Potsdam, Germany

In December 2009, the opening workshop of the Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies in Potsdam founded by prof. dr. Klaus Toepfer, concluded that sustainability governance would be the first theme to work on. Several months later, the project started and 4 post-doc fellows were found. Together with them and the TransGov Steering Group (Klaus Toepfer, Louis Meuleman (project director), Roel [...]

Winning Strategies for a Sustainable Future (2013)

Ingeborg co-authored a study with lessons to be learned from the sustainable development strategies of Finland, Bhutan, Tasmania, Cost Rica and Ghana, published by the Bertelsmann Foundation: ‘Winning Strategies for a Sustainable Future’ For this project, she traveled around the world to visit four nominees of the 2013 Reinhard Mohn Prize for the best national or regional strategies and approaches [...]

Revision of the national environment strategy of the Kingdom of Bhutan (2013/14)

On 24 December 2013, a kick-off meeting took place of the new Taskforce (picture) which will be responsible for the revision of the 1998 National Environment Strategy (NES), ‘The Middle Path’, of Bhutan. This strategy has guided Bhutan’s development paradigm since 1998 with regard to environmental safeguards and development. More recently, Gross national Happiness principles along with the adoption of [...]