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CoR workshop: The role of the SDGs in the crisis recovery

21st October 2020 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

While the world needs to recover from the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate urgency remains, the achievement of the SDGs stays all the more topical. SDGs and recovery are linked; the current global health crisis reveals systemic interlinkages between all dimensions of sustainable development.

The United Nations and other international organisations such as the OECD recognise the importance of the SDGs in the recovery. Cities and regions themselves continue to implement the SDGs at regional and local level to fight the negative effects of COVID-19 and the lockdown.

This event will show how cities and regions implement SDGs in a post-pandemic Europe and beyond, and call the EU not to delay their implementation.

Muhterem Aras, President of the Parliament of Baden Württenberg, Member of the Committee of the Regions, Land of Baden Württenberg, European Commission of the Regions, Germany.
Estelle Göger, Member of Cabinet, Cabinet of Paolo GENTILONI, Commissioner for Economy, European Commission, Belgium.
Gerardo Pisarello TBC, Member of Parliament representing Barcelona, former deputy mayor of Barcelona, Las Cortes Generales, Eurocities, Spain.
Tine Soens, Councilor of Kortrijk, Member of the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG), PLATFORMA and CEMR Spokesperson for the 2030 Agenda, City of Kortrijk, CEMR, Belgium.