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European Handbook for SDGs Voluntary Local Reviews - 2022 edition

The event will focus on the launch of the second edition of the "European Handbook for SDG Voluntary Local Reviews" that has been published by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission.

Alice Siragusa

Moderator

date

Tuesday, June 28, 2022

09:00-10:00

Is over
place
Urban Expo: Urban Library room
organization
European Commission - Joint Research Centre
country
Global
language
English
theme
Equitable urban futures
Reference: 
UL 4

Summary

The event will focus on the launch of the second edition of the "European Handbook for SDG Voluntary Local Reviews" that has been published by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) of the European Commission.

The European Handbook for SDG Voluntary Local Reviews – 2022 edition provides policy makers, urban practitioners and experts with a consolidated method and examples of indicators that European local and regional governments can use to monitor the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs) are processes that encompass both the monitoring and the analysis of the achievements with respect to the SDGs at local level.

The 2022 edition builds on the first one published in 2020 and it includes an updated analysis of the VLRs published globally and in Europe, their evolution over time and space in terms of use, main characteristics, and building blocks. The European Handbook includes detailed and updated information on 72 indicators and related data sources, which can enable cities to measure their progress toward the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. The set of indicators includes examples of both official and experimental indicators, coming from international and European institutions, but also regional and local governments and research institutes.

Finally, the European Handbook provides new insights into local SDG monitoring, including reference to new challenges and opportunities. The European Handbook for SDG Voluntary Local Reviews – 2022 edition represents a step forward in the support for European local and regional governments in localising the SDGs using the Voluntary Local Reviews (VLRs)

Objectives

The event will include an extensive presentation of the publication and an open discussion with selected stakeholders among international organizations and experts.

The publication will be available at https://publications.jrc.ec.europa.eu/repository/handle/JRC129381

Indicators included in the Handbook will be available on the Urban Data Platform +

Session speakers

Speaker
Role
Organization
Country
Mr. Alessandro Rainoldi
Head of Unit
European Commission
Ms. Paola Proietti
Project Officer
European Commission
Mrs Gulnara Roll
Regional Advisor
United Nations Economic Commission for Europe
Mr. Iraklis Stamos
Project officer
European Commission
Dr. Agata Krause
Consultant
UN ESCWA and UN Habitat
Mrs. Norliza Hashim
CEO
Urbanice Malaysia