European Sustainable Development Week 2020

The ESDW is a European-wide initiative to stimulate and make visible activities, projects and events that promote sustainable development . It usually takes place every year from 30 May until 5 June.

Due to COVID-19, the ESDW 2020 wants to take into account the fact that event organizers may need to adhere to public health guidelines during the time for which the ESDW 2020 was originally planned.

In an effort to allow organizers to reschedule their events the ESDW 2020 will be postponed and will now be taking place from 18 September to 08 October, with the heart of ESDW 2020 taking place from the 20th to the 26th September.

The ESDW recognizes the importance that sustainable development has, especially during this time of crisis, and underlines the importance of not losing our focus on sustainable development. Therefore, the ESDW would like to encourage activities to take place now that deliver relief, support, and “sharing and caring” responses to the crisis in the spirit of the SDGs if they can be done safely or run in a virtual setting.

Find out more about the latest ESDW news and how the ESDW 2020 is supporting the 17 Sustainable Development Goals below!

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Last september Fondacio took part in the Convergences World Forum. Launched in 2008, Convergences is the first platform for thought in Europe that aims at building new convergences between public, private, and solidarity-based actors to promote the Sustainable Development Goals and the development of a world “Zero Exclusion, Zero Carbon, Zero Poverty.”  Fondacio is one of the international technical partners and participated in the editions in Colombia and the Philippines a few months ago. Due to the COVID19 crisis the 2020 edition of the World Forum has been cancelled and will take place in 2021 ! We hope to see you there !

Julia Naw, member of Fondacio and founder of the eco-responsible fashion brand Youn Sone was a speaker.