From Shared Vision to Common Action. Realizing the SDGs in the EU’s External Activities – CIDSE

From Shared Vision to Common Action. Realizing the SDGs in the EU’s External Activities

Invitation to Policy Lunch (Brussels, 7 November 2016 (12:00-13:45)

One year after the adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the external activities of the European Union is taking shape. With the Global Strategy on Foreign and Security Policy, the revision of the European Consensus on Development and the proposal for an External Investment Plan, first steps have been taken.

At the next Policy Lunch organised by sef: (Development and Peace Foundation) and CIDSE as cooperating partner, we will assess the EU’s strategy so far and discuss necessary next steps to finally walk the talk – together with representatives from the EU as well as with experts from non-European countries and from civil society.

You are cordially invited to this event on 7 November 2016 (12:00-13:45) at the Representation of North Rhine-Westphalia
(Rue Montoyer 47, 1000 Brussels).





Rainer Steffens, Representation of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia to the EU, Brussels
Dr Gerd Harms, Deputy Chairperson of the Executive Committee of the Development and Peace Foundation (sef:), Bonn/Potsdam


Giacomo Durazzo, Development Adviser, Sustainable Development, nexus Security and Development, Managing Directorate GLOBAL, European External Actions Service (EEAS), Brussels
Leida Rijnhout, Programme Coordinator Resource Use & Consumption, Friends of the Earth Europe, Brussels
Jean Letitia Saldanha, Senior Policy Advisor, CIDSE – International Alliance of Catholic Development Agencies, Brussels
H.E. Dr Ousmane Sylla, Permanent Representative of Guinea to the European Union, Brussels

Chair: Patrick Leusch, CEO DW-Media Services GmbH, Bonn

For further details, see programme (click on link below).

Please register before 1st November 2016 at .

CIDSE contact person: Jean Letitia Saldanha, Senior Policy Advisor (Saldanha(at)

This event is supported by the German Minister for Federal Affairs, Europe and the Media of North Rhine-Westphalia.


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