Eurostat is presenting for the first time a digital publication, “SDGs & me”, which is an interactive visualisation tool. It aims to help EU citizens to understand the 17 interconnected sustainable development goals which relate to social, economic and environmental aspects. The tool is a completely new product, with which one can explore trends and compare one’s country to other European countries.
Sustainable development is firmly anchored in the European Treaties and has been at the heart of European policy for a long time. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the UN General Assembly in September 2015, have given a new impetus to global efforts for achieving sustainable development.
The interactive website is accompanied by the communication package for the 2018 edition of “Sustainable development in the European Union – Monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context. The analysis in this publication builds on the EU SDG indicator set, developed in cooperation with a large number of stakeholders. The indicator set comprises 100 indicators and is structured along the 17 SDGs. For each SDG, it focuses on aspects which are relevant from an EU perspective. The monitoring report provides a statistical presentation of trends relating to the SDGs in the EU over the past five years (‘short-term’) and, when sufficient data are available, over the past 15 years (‘long-term’). The indicator trends are described on the basis of a set of specific quantitative rules.
COFACE Families Europe, as member of the EU Multi-stakeholder platform on the implementation of the SDGs, is providing support and advice to the European Commission. More here about the platform including the EU sustainability award, Advisory papers on topics such as the link between the SDGs and the European Pillar of Social Rights, and more.