Nov 2022: PS4SD has designed a new online training course for EU officials, which is launched at the EU Policymaking Hub: Working better with others for the Commission/EU priorities. It builds on last year’s training on overcoming silo-thinking. The first edition will be held on 17 & 18 November 2022. […]
JULY 2022 – In the context of the High-level Political Forum (HLPF) on the SDGs in July, the Division for Public Institutions and Digital Government of UN DESA is organizing a Voluntary National Review (VNR) Lab entitled: Looking forward: Recent innovations in institutional arrangements for SDG implementation, which will be held virtually on 15 July from 8-9 am New York time (on Zoom). Louis Meuleman will present some innovative practices, among others the mainstreaming of SDGs in Regulatory Impact Assessments.
JUNE 2022 – On 14th June, the (hybrid) final event of the project on Peer to Peer for mainstreaming SDGs in Regulatory Impact Asssessment, financed with a grant from the German Federal Environment Ministry, had participants from 16 EU member states, the European Commission and the OECD. The results of the project, and ideas for follow-up, will be presented at the next meeting of the Council Working Party on the 2030 Agenda in September, under the Czech EU Presidency.
JUNE 2022 – On 23 June, the Government of Romania proudly presented in Bucharest its new SDG Action Plan that will help implementing the National Sustainable Development Plan. During a lively launch conference, Louis Meuleman gave a speech on the governance dimension of challenges ahead. […]
MAY 2022 – Louis Meuleman and Ingeborg Niestroy were both invited to speak at a European Online-Conference on 30 May 2022, at the German University of Administrative Sciences Speyer, on Sustainable and carbon-neutral public administration in Europe – how can practitioners, scholars and national schools of public administration support each other’s progress?
The United Nations Committee of Experts on Public Administration (CEPA) held its twenty-first session from 4 to 8 April 2022 under the overall theme of “Transforming institutions and governance to build forward better towards 2030.” Louis Meuleman participated as CEPA member and was reconfirmed as vice chair. The programme and the official session papers are online. Also the video registrations of all sessions are available online. […]
MAR 2022 – On 16 March, Louis Meuleman gavee a guest lecture on metagovernance (in a context of sustainability), at the IML 37 training of the Netherlands School for Public Administration in The Hague.
FEB 2022 – From 31 February until 3 March 2022, the annual Sustainable Development Transformation Forum was held in Incheon, Republic of Korea, this year again in a virtual form. The theme aligns with the topics for the 2022 High-Level Political Forum on the SDGs. PS4SD’s Louis Meuleman spoke about quality education (SDG 4). Ingeborg Niestroy spoke on Life on Land (SDG 15).
FEB 2022 – On 24 February, the first peer 2 peer workshop in a series of three on mainstreaming the SDGs in Regulatory Impact Assessment was conducted by PS4SD, with over 30 policymakers from 12 countries, as well as the European Commission and the OECD. The PS4SD team consists of Louis Meuleman, Andreas Versmann, Ingeborg Niestroy, Francesca Valentini and Isaac Caiger-Smith. The second workshop took place on 29 March, and the third on 28 April 2022.
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.
25 NOV 2021 – At the conference Fit for recovery and transition: Supporting quality of public administration in the EU Member States, organised by the European Commission, Louis Meuleman moderated a (virtual) session on Public Administration and Governance for Policy Coherence and the SDGs, with speakers from UNEP, Finland, Italy, Romania and the European Commission. […]
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] […]
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.
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.
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.
28 SEPT 2021 – Louis Meuleman gave an online guest lecture on public administration and governance for the sustainable development goals, at the School of Governance and Politics of the MGIMO University in Moscow.
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.