Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development
The Global Festival of Action for Sustainable Development is an event designed to celebrate, empower, and connect the global community that is committed to furthering the 17 Sustainable Development Goals of the 2030 Agenda.
The festival is organized by the United Nations SDG Action Campaign and takes place in Bonn once a year. It provides a dynamic and interactive space to showcase the latest innovations, tools and approaches to SDG implementation and connect organizations and individuals from different sectors and regions to exchange, build partnerships, and make the impact of their solutions scale.
We are a supporting partner of this year’s festival. Responsible Leaders from our network will be part of the three-day program featuring inspiring talks and workshops.
In the USA and Germany, cities and communities face similar challenges, for example in connection with integration and migration. Global problems are often solved at the local level, and cities often act as experimental laboratories for social innovation and new approaches.
For this reason, the Transatlantic Core Group has established the bilateral working group “Connected Cities“. Leaders from both countries want to exchange best practices and ideas in a transatlantic dialogue. The starting point is the cities of Hamburg and Chicago, which are linked by a town twinning. The Connected Cities team will first create a digital overview of civic projects in both cities and then use a tandem project to bring together people with similar interests and professional experience.
Europe for Citizens – Rebuilding European Identity
In the light of Brexit, democratic backsliding in formerly stable democracies, and the rise of nationalism and populism in Europe, the European Table in Italy focusses on citizens’ trust and identification with the EU. It aims to develop ideas of how European citizens can re-engage with the European idea and the European project.
To this end, we bring together distinguished leaders from politics, business, culture, and civil society. We aim to share new insights and develop perspectives for a stronger connection between the European Union and its citizens.
The European Tables, a series of dialogue events, is part of a program cycle entitled “Refocusing Europe,” which the Foundation launched last year. The series aims to present and discuss new concepts and initiatives addressing the enormous challenges that Europe faces both from within and from the outside.