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SDG Watch launches manifesto for European Elections 2019

SDG Watch Europe, an  EU-level, cross-sectoral CSO alliance of NGOs from development, environment, social, human rights and other sectors, has launched a joint manifesto on the 25th of September, the Global Day of Action on the SDGs.

The manifesto, which was signed by COFACE Families Europe as SDG Watch member, declares the start of a civil society campaign in the run-up to the European Parliament elections which will take place in May 2019. Under the motto “Manifesto for a sustainable Europe for its citizens” the text highlights 12 priorities:

  1. Putting Europe in the hands of people
  2. Equality and human rights
  3. A strong social Europe
  4. Ambitious climate action
  5. Robust management of natural resources
  6. Sustainable and healthy food systems
  7. Fair taxation
  8. A fair-trade agenda
  9. The EU’s role in the world
  10. A people-centred response to migration
  11. Needs-driven & responsible research
  12. A people centred EU budget

Follow the events around the manifesto using the #yEUrEurope hashtag.
For more information, contact Isabell Wutz iwutz@coface-eu.org

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