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 players. With more sustainable cities we can ensure a better planet. For that reason, URBACT and CEMR supported the creation of the pilot network Global Goals for Cities, aiming at accelerating progress towards achieving the Sustainable Development Goals. In this network, 19 cities were selected and showed their commitment to localise SDGs.
Our 19 cities also organised or participated in national and international events to showcase and share their experience and findings.
To better understand how cities were contributing to SDGs, cities have used the Reference Framework for Sustainable Cities among other URBACT tools, which allowed them to analyse gaps and priorities in their local strategies, identifying the best actions to progress on selected objectives and thus helped in building their Integrated Action Plans and integrate the SDGs in their long term city strategies.
Finally, the network developed a Global Goals for Cities Learning toolkit* available online, for cities to better localise and implement the SDGs in their local strategies.
Find out more about the network and its achievements in this video!