On March the 5th, FOND Romania organised the seminar “Advancing the implementation of Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development through multi-stakeholder engagement: Key moments under the Romanian Presidency of the Council of the European Union”.

The event took place at the headquarters of the Permanent Representation of Romania to the European Union, bringing together representatives of European institutions, non-governmental organizations based in Romania, the Black Sea region and Europe, and representatives from the working groups responsible for Agenda 2030, Development Cooperation and Youth within the Council of the European Union.

Civil Society Organisations Representatives

Government Representatives

EU Institutions Representatives

Strengthening the partnership between civil society and representatives of the rotating Presidencies of the Member States at the Council of the European Union, as well as the role of young people in promoting and implementing Agenda 2030 were the main topics addressed during the two sessions.

Both Fingo and CROSOL will continue to pursue a similar multi-stakeholder engagement on their side, especially around the topic of Agenda 2030 and what the EU can do better in implementing it.
We, as NGOs, should try to push our presidencies in facilitating policy-making at the EU level, not only to achieve the 2030 Agenda and the Sustainable Development Goals, but to achieve them in a strategic way which would pull us closer in achieving our ultimate targets: human rights, sustainable development, inclusive policies and a strengthened civil society.

Get a glimpse of what we shared during the Seminar

We cannot continue exclusively pursuing economic growth as a goal in itself. If we want Europe to become sustainable, we need EU leaders to have the courage to shift away from past mistakes, choosing an inclusive, just, green and fair transition of our economic model.

Lonne Poissonnier

Acting Head of Policy, CONCORD Europe