On February 11th, 2020, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the JRC (Joint Research Centre) Acting Director-General, Ms. Charlina Vitcheva participated in the 10th session of the World Urban Forum for the launching of the European Handbook for SDG Voluntary Local Reviews. The World Urban Forum is the non-legislative technical Forum organised by the United Nations, recognized as the foremost global arena in the field of sustainable urban development and human settlements.

The Handbook offers an inspirational framework for policy makers, researchers and practitioners to set up Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) of the Цели устойчивого развития (SDGs). VLRs are a fundamental instrument in moni­toring progress and sustaining the transformative and inclusive action of local actors towards the achievement of the SDGs.

The Handbook provides key examples of official and experimental indicators useful to set up an effective local SDG monitoring system specifically tar­geting European cities. For each Goal, the Handbook highlights examples of harmonised and locally collected indicators so that local actors can both benchmark themselves against other cities and monitor their own specific needs and challenges.

The SDGs are something that we believe should be dear to all of us in our daily lives and work, and the crux of our activities. For this reason, on March 31° at 11 am CET ALDA will be hosting the 4th episode of the ALDA Talks webinar series and we will discuss about SDGs, their localization, best practices and funding opportunities. Register now ЗДЕСЬ to join the discussion on these fundamental objectives to ensure a beneficial future for all.

You can find ЗДЕСЬ the full text of the European Handbook for SDG Voluntary Local Reviews, published by the Publications Office of the European Union.

On February 11th, 2020, in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, the JRC (Joint Research Centre) Acting Director-General, Ms. Charlina Vitcheva participated in the 10th session of the World Urban Forum for the launching of the European Handbook for SDG Voluntary Local Reviews. The World Urban Forum is the non-legislative technical Forum organised by the United Nations, recognized as the foremost global arena in the field of sustainable urban development and human settlements.

The Handbook offers an inspirational framework for policy makers, researchers and practitioners to set up Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) of the Цели устойчивого развития (SDGs). VLRs are a fundamental instrument in moni­toring progress and sustaining the transformative and inclusive action of local actors towards the achievement of the SDGs.

The Handbook provides key examples of official and experimental indicators useful to set up an effective local SDG monitoring system specifically tar­geting European cities. For each Goal, the Handbook highlights examples of harmonised and locally collected indicators so that local actors can both benchmark themselves against other cities and monitor their own specific needs and challenges.

The SDGs are something that we believe should be dear to all of us in our daily lives and work, and the crux of our activities. For this reason, on March 31° at 11 am CET ALDA will be hosting the 4th episode of the ALDA Talks webinar series and we will discuss about SDGs, their localization, best practices and funding opportunities. Register now ЗДЕСЬ to join the discussion on these fundamental objectives to ensure a beneficial future for all.

You can find ЗДЕСЬ the full text of the European Handbook for SDG Voluntary Local Reviews, published by the Publications Office of the European Union.