Workshop: Sustainable Development Goals - Please click here for full programme

Date: Mon, November 27
Time: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM

Data and the implementation of Sustainable Development Goals

The urban dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the New Urban Agenda – 1 workshop & site visit


The EU and its Member States, each within their respective competences, recognise their responsibility to promote a transformative agenda for sustainable development domestically, regionally and globally and is fully committed to the ambitious 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

The monitoring of progress towards the SDGs at the local, national, regional, and global levels will be key to achieve the SDGs. The international community has already started to develop the necessary tools to measure progress, to work on the indicator framework and its associated monitoring system.

A sound monitoring system and indicator framework will help to turn the SDGs and their targets into a management tool to measure progress, develop implementation strategies, dedicate resources, ensure the accountability, as well as to report.

To this end, data collection and indicators' completeness are both essential at national and local level to monitor progress achieved and to decide on adjustments of implementation. The generated data should be transparent, openly accessible and disaggregated as appropriate to capture existing inequalities and efforts to promote inclusive development.

The workshop will bring different perspectives and experiences in an interactive discussion that aims to share and discuss possible developments and collaborative solutions that could contribute to the collective effort of achieving the SDGs.


10:30 - 11:00:  Registration and welcome coffee

11:00 - 11:10:  Workshop Opening: Data and monitoring for policy implementation – The urban dimension of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the - New Urban Agenda: Opening introduction(s) by the European Commission to set the framework: Lewis Dijkstra from DG Regio

11:10 - 11:35:  Ice breaking - Speed dating

Introduction on the method by FUTOUR

Warm-up with Mosaic

11:35 - 12.20:   SESSION A: Localising the SDGs    

Introduction by speaker/rapporteur Edgardo Bilsky (UCLG)

Co-rapporteur Johannes Krassnitzer (UNDP)

Digital Mosaic Session on the core question 

12:20 - 13:00:   SESSION B - Definition of Cities

Introduction by speaker/rapporteur Lewis Dijkstra (European Commission, DG REGIO)

Digital Mosaic Session on the core question


15:00 - 15.25:   SESSION C - Collect, communicate and disseminate data

Introduction by speaker/rapporteur Aziza Akhmouch (OECD)

Introduction by speaker/rapporteur Robert Ndugwa (UN Habita  

Digital Mosaic Session on the core question

15:25 - 16.00:  SESSION D - Urban Indicators 

Digital Mosaic Session on the core question with Robert Ndugwa (UN Habitat) as rapporteur

16:00 - 16:30:  Wrapping up on the key highlights for tomorrow

16:30: Closing



Uit Je Eigen Stad (Marconistraat 39, 3029 AG Rotterdam)



Agenda for the workshop on data and SDGs

Digital Mosaic methodology

Workshop concept note