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Future Events

UN Public Service Forum in Dubai

Postponed – The 2021 United Nations Public Service Forum (UNPSF) which was announced to place in Dubai, United Arab Emirates from 13 to 15 December 2021, under the theme “Innovating the Future Public Service: New Government Models for a New Era to Reach the Sustainable Development Goals”, has been cancelled due to Covid-19. Louis Meuleman was invited to speak on Central Role of Public Institutions for Climate Action: Principles of Effective Governance for Sustainable Development. […]

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Guest lecture on metagovernance

9 DEC 2021– At the Public Governance Institute of KU Leuven University in Belgium, Louis Meuleman will give a guest lecture introducing the concept of metagovernance (governance of governance). […]

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ESDN Annual conference

30 NOV 2021 – At the 2021 annual conference of the European Sustainable Development Network in Ljubljana, Louis Meuleman gave on 30 November a guest presentation during Leida Reinhout’s presentation on Policy Coherence for Sustainable Development; he gave a preview from ps4sd’s report on PCSD made for the European Commission, DG REFORM.

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Past events

Collective power of regional networks

10 NOV 2021 – On 10 November 2021, Louis Meuleman moderated a network-of-networks webinar organised by four regional networks and hosted by the Dutch Province of Gelderland, on partnerships, the Green Deal and the Sustainable Development Goals. More information 

 

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Past events

EaP program: SDGs for CSOs

3 June 2021 – Ingeborg gave a keynote at the Online Networking Conference ›Dialogue for the Future 2021‹, which was part of the program Expanding Cooperation with Civil Society in the Eastern Partnership Countries and Russia (Eastern Partnership Programme, German Foreign Office). The presentation showed the SDGs as a compass for pathways to sustainability, and how they can serve as a framework for cooperation of Civil Society Organisations. [Download the PPT] […]

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CEU course: SD and Global Transitions

2 March 2021 – Ingeborg gave a guest lecture in the CEU (Central European University) course SDGT Sustainable Development and Global Transitions, chaired by Prof. Laszlo Pinter. She presented how SDG implementation works in practice in Europe. On the basis of the SDG study for the EP (2019) she gave an overview of Europe’s approach to implementing the SDGs, illustrated the analytic framework for analysing the governance for SDG implementation and illustrations, and presented country highlights.

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Associates

Bio Laszlo Pinter

László Pintér László Pintér is Professor and Head of Department at the Department of Environmental Sciences and Policy at the Central European University (CEU) […]

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Bio Isaac Caiger-Smith

About me: A friendly, hardworking, and intellectually curious individual with a first-class BA in philosophy, politics, economics (PPE) from the University of Sussex. Isaac […]

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Bio Jill Jäger

Dr. Jill Jäger is an independent scholar based in Vienna, Austria. She has a PhD in Geography (Climatology) from the University of Colorado, USA. […]

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Past events

Metagovernance course

3 NOV 2021 – At the 36th edition of the Inter-Ministerial Management Course (IML) organised by the Netherlands School for Public Governance (NSOB) in The Hague, Louis Meuleman presented and discussed with participants on the concept of metagovernance.

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Resilient Institutions in Africa

28-30 OCT 2021 – Louis Meuleman participated and spoke at the Workshop on Accelerating the Implementation of the 2030 Agenda and AU Agenda 2063 in Africa: Building Resilient Institutions for the SDGs in the time of COVID-19, organised by the African Union and UNDESA, in Cape Town, South Africa.

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UNPOG Side event

16 FEB 2021 – UNPOG Side event @ UN Commission for Social Development –  Innovating Public Governance , Korea (virtual) (Louis Meuleman speaking)

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EU and global governance

 

  • 30 AUG 2021 – Workshop “The EU – an effective actor in global governance?”, organised by the TRIGGER project of a.o. CEPS and FUB (Louis Meuleman was a discussant).

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Global Shocks

  • 29 SEP 2021 – International Expert Workshop 2021 – Online edition: Global Shocks: Considering long-term prevention in short-term responses (Louis Meuleman speaking on mechanisms, instruments and procedures), organised by SEF & INEF.

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SDG Mainstreaming at Cyprus

11/12 OCT 2021 – The government of Cyprus is developing an SDG Action Plan, with on 11 and 12 October a workshop with key stakeholders. As governance expert and part of a UNITAR project team, Louis Meuleman will co-moderate and speak at the workshop which takes place in Cyprus.

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News & Events

Covid-19 and Metagovernance

AUG 2021  In a column in the PA Times of the American Society for Public Administration, Mauricio Covarrubias concludes that national leadership and coordinated action will remain critical and require metagovernance. “Challenges such as COVID-19 make it necessary to focus attention on a meta-level governance in which governments must demonstrate the ability to join together the multiplicity of organizations and interests to form a coherent policy fabric. (See: X. Wu, M. Ramesh & M. Howlett’s 2015 work, “Policy capacity: A conceptual framework for understanding policy competences and capabilities.” Similarly, Louis Meuleman, Vice Chairman of the United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA), in his book Metagovernance for Sustainability: A Framework for Implementing the Sustainable Development Goals, argues that complex political challenges require meta-governance based on systems thinking, a comprehensive approach (taking into account all relevant aspects) and also a holistic view. In times where interdependence and global challenges are constantly increasing, the political capacity of central governments will be related to the ability to coordinate a unified national response between different level

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Podcast climate governance

JUL 2021Diederik Samsom (Cabinet Head of Exec VP Timmermans, European Commission),  Louis Meuleman (ps4sd and Berenschot), and Frederik van Dalfsen (Berenschot) discuss in a podcast governance responses to complex systemic challenges such as climate change.

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