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News and events of the RFSC


It’s a wrap! The pilot network Global Goals for Cities has ended!

Across Europe, the 19 cities of the network have visited each other, learnt from each other and build together their Integrated Action Plans, to better implement the Sustainable Development Goals in their strategic urban planning. To ensure that the Agenda 2030 and the 17 goals it has set up will be met, cities are key…addread more

Technical issues…

Dear RFSC users, Due to technical issues, we are having issues with our Gmail account. Should you have any question, comment or request, feel free to contact Maëva Dejuan, Project Support Officer in CEMR, at the following email address: maeva.dejuan@ccre-cemr.org. We apologise for the convenience. In the event you already tried to contact us in…addread more

In case you missed it!

Spring has been busy for the RFSC, found out below what we have been up to for the last few months!! URBACT City Festival The Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR) was invited to showcase the Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities during the URBACT City Festival! At this occasion, URBACT organised sessions on three…addread more

Join us at the Eleventh World Urban Forum in Katowice, Poland from the 26th to 30th of June

The World Urban Forum (WUF) is the premier global conference on sustainable urbanisation. Established in 2001 by the United Nations to examine one of the most pressing issues facing the world today: rapid urbanisation and its impact on communities, cities, economies, climate change and policies. Representatives of national, regional and local governments, academics, business people,…addread more

JPI Urban Europe Events

Under the French Presidency, JPI Urban Europe is organising two events on urban living labs. The first one, “Let’s co-create! But how to start“, will be held on June 7. You can find more information about the event and register here. The second one, “Collectively shaping urban transformation with experimental approaches” will be held on…addread more

The RFSC at the UNECE Regional Forum on Sustainable Development

At the occasion of the Regional Forum for Sustainable Development organised by the United Nations Economic Commission for Europe (UNECE) and as part of the Forum of Mayors, an event on the SDG localisation process in cities was held on 7 April. This event allowed speakers from different bodies and countries to talk about their…addread more

CCRI applications open to become a pilot or fellow!

Circular Cities and Regions Initiatives (CCRI) As a part of the EU’s Circular Economy Action Plan, the Cities and Regions Initiative (CCRI) focuses on implementing the circular economy across Europe’s cities and regions. Cities, regions or territorial clusters can become either a Pilot or a Fellow in this programme. As a Pilot or Fellow, you…addread more

Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) and SDGs indicators

The JRC studies SDG indicators and monitoring systems at local levels across Europe Voluntary reviews (at national – VNR; local – VLR; and subnational – VSR – levels) are reports compiled by governments about their contribution towards the SDGs. These are Voluntary, but have been submitted extensively, by different level of government, across the globe….addread more

The RFSC enables engagement of local governments practitioners and stakeholders

3 steps to engage your team and stakeholders in the SDG journey with the RFSC Undergoing a self-assessment at local level is not a one-man job. Like the holistic approach of the Agenda 2030, it entails collaboration and coordination with colleagues across departments within a local government. Accordingly, the RFSC does not only provide a…addread more

Going local with the SDGs and URBACT

Global Goals 4 Cities network launched Say hello to the Global Goals 4 Cities network! That’s the name chosen for themselves by the 19 cities participating in the first meeting of the URBACT network on the localisation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in April 2021. Mayor of Tallinn Mihhail Kõlvart virtually welcomed the participants…addread more