The project focuses on the regional efforts to reach the UN’s Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development and the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In particular, it wants to raise the awareness of the SDGs among regional governments in the Baltic Sea region.
National governments are currently preparing the implementation of the SDGs. Eventually, they will be reaching out to regional and local governments. The mobilization of domestic resources by each country will be crucial for the achievement of the SDGs. Hence, there is a need for decentralized cooperation among local and regional governments. There is also a need to engage the private sector in the implementation of the SDGs.
This project wants to raise the awareness of the global SDGs in the Baltic Sea region, particularly among regional governments. By doing so, it wants the regions to be more prepared to participate in the process of implementing the SDGs. One goal is to identify areas where regions can be part of partnerships, involving stakeholders from different sectors and levels. The project will produce an information package on the SDGs in a regional setting. In addition, the project will arrange a webinar and thematic workshops. There will also be an outcome report written including a mapping of what already exists at a regional level in the Baltic Sea region.