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News and events of the RFSC


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

RFSC Call for Case Studies

Are you using the RFSC tool to assess your local project or strategy, localising the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), facilitate community engagement activities, teaching sustainable urban development or other? We want to hear from you! With more than 1000 registered users from more than 60 different countries, the Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities (RFSC) has…addread more

The second issue of the RFSC newsletter is out

We have published the second issue of the RFSC newsletter! In this second issue of the newsletter, you will be able to find information on integrated and sustainable urban development, such as the events in which the RFSC participated but also how it can support the implementation and monitoring of the ERDF (European Regional Development Fund). The URBACT Good Practice…addread more

RFSC & Covenant of Mayors Webinar available here

Webinar – “Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities: a self-assessment tool to evaluate the measures of your Action Plans” Recording – English (en) Speakers: Eugenia Mansutti – Covenant of Mayors; Pedro Bizarro – RFSC (PPT); La Rochelle Agglomération Urbaine (PPT); Nathalie Le Brun – Toulouse Métropole (PPT) The Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities (RFSC) and the…addread more