Session 17 - How to become SDG-proof? Launch SDG training manual (EN) - CIFAL Flanders
Launch and presentation of the new SDG training manual (NL/FR/EN) of CIFAL Flanders & the National Lottery. After the presentation, the participants have to interactively solve a few of the exercises from the handbook. The exercises are relevant for local government, organisations, educational institutes and companies. Each of these target groups are taking as the starting point for the concrete cases dealt with in the exercises.
Session 18 - How to integrate SDGs in education: action plans and tools (FR) - EFDD (Education and Training for Sustainable Development) & COREN, Collectif des écoles en Développement durable
Are you involved in primary or secondary education? Do you feel like introducing sustainable development into your school? Come and discover the possible entry points and tools to get involved at your level in this process. Priority target groups: teachers, educators, school principals, public authorities in charge of teaching/education, associations and other actors in the field of education.
Session 19 - Responsible Management Education: developing sustainability intelligence (EN) - AMS & Breda University of Applied Sciences
In this workshop, participants will be familiarized with the roles that management education and leadership development play in spurring sustainability. Specifically, participants will learn about the three components of sustainability intelligence: naive, native and narrative intelligence. These components are introduced and participants will make a diagnosis of their own performance on the three components of sustainability intelligence during the workshop.
Session 20 - Sustainable entrepreneurship thanks to charity (NL) - World Mission Help
Corporate Social Responsibility is gaining in importance, but many companies do not know where to start. The NGO World Mission Help (WMH) therefore launched its CSR Compass: a company is linked to a sustainable development project and receives additional advice on how to do business in a more sustainable way together with its employees. The SDGs are central to these projects, but a company can also contribute to them through making internal adjustments. During the session some tips will be given and WMH will explain how companies can work together with a charity organisation on a better CSR policy and a better world.
Session 21 - The future of the clothing industry: sustainable and ethical? (EN) - Jeugdraad/Conseil de la Jeunesse/Generation T
We would have liked to organize a workshop on ethical and sustainable fashion. This subject concerns us directly because our generation consumes four times more clothes than our parents' generation. Moreover, this subject is entirely in line with the various SDG's, SDG 13 & 8 more specifically. We would like to present another approach to fashion, based on minimalist production, with more ecological materials and a more transparent production chain, with respect for ILO standards on working conditions.
Session 22 - Sustainable development and human trafficking: how can fundamental human rights be taken into account? (FR/NL) - Samilia Foundation, PAG-ASA and Federal Public Service for Justice
What is human trafficking for economic exploitation? How does this form of trafficking differ from or resemble forced labour?
How does the elimination of human trafficking fit into the Sustainable Development Goals? On what grounds should the business sector and NGOs address this as a priority? Which sectors of the formal or informal economy are most conducive to its development? What are the risks/impacts for companies using trafficked labour?
So many questions to which a panel of experts in the field will try to provide us with enlightening answers.
Session 23 - SDGs: child's play? Children and young people in Agenda 2030 (NL) - Perspective 2030 & PKIO (Children's Rights in Development Cooperation Platform)
What would the SDGs look like if children's rights did not exist? On the occasion of the 30th anniversary of the UN Convention on the Rights of the Child, PKIO and Perspective 2030 are organising a workshop on children and young people in Agenda 2030. During this workshop you will discover the place of children and young people in the SDGs, get inspiration from the experiences of young people who have talked to policy makers on a local, national and international level and learn interactively how to get started with child and youth participation.
Session 24 - Sustainability and poverty. Elements for the 10th Biennial Report of the Centre for Combating Poverty (NL/FR) - Steunpunt Armoede (Combat Poverty Service)
A consultation process on sustainability and poverty is currently underway within the inter-federal centre for combating poverty, insecurity and social exclusion, in function of its 10th biennial report to be published in December 2019. During this consultation process in 2018-2019, people experiencing poverty and their associations entered into dialogue with other actors in the fight against poverty (social organisations, environmental organisations, administrations of various levels of government, academics). The SDGs served as a framework for that consultation, and the principle 'To leave no one behind' used as a guideline. During the [workshop], the Centre, together with a number of participants in that consultation (from the various stakeholders), will propose a number of observations and recommendations that emerged from the consultation over the past year and a half. The [workshop] will make it possible to extend the consultation to other stakeholders, which had already included many different stakeholders. The feedback and discussion material will thus serve to further enrich the draft texts of the biennial Report. The Biennial Report will be submitted to the various governments, parliaments and their advisory councils at the end of December as a contribution to their political debate and political action in the context of sustainability and poverty.
Session 25 - Getting started with the SDGs via the VOKA Corporate Social Responsibility Charter (NL) - VOKA
The VOKA Charter for Sustainable Entrepreneurship (VCDO) offers your company the opportunity to work on sustainable enterprise in a result-oriented and continuously optimising way through a tailor-made action plan. The United Nations' Sustainable Development Goals provide the universal framework for this. At the end of the year, you will present your achievements to a team of independent experts and receive the VCDO after a positive assessment.
Session 26 - Future of work (EN) - Perspective 2030, FOS - Wereldsolidariteit & vakbonden ACV, ACLVB en ABVV
The international Labour Organisation (ILO) is celebrating its 100th anniversary and recently published an elaborated report on the Future of Work. What changes have an impact on our future society? How will this affect the labour market? Should we give free hands to the digital private sector ? The workshop connects the results of the report with Agenda 2030 and the SDGs.
Session 27 - Impact investing: up to the challenge? (EN/FR) - Foundation for Future Generations & University of Antwerp
Impact investors can play an important role in achieving the SDGs (Sustainable Development Goals), catalyzing significant resources for projects with societal impact. An increasing number of these investors are integrating SDGs into their strategy. However, behind Impact Investing lie very diverse approaches. Tensions can be observed between impact objectives and the need for return, between short-term and patient capital, between a holistic approach to SDGs and "SDG-picking". The workshop will aim to (1) better understand impact investing and its landscape, (2) present its potential contribution to the SDGs, (3) discuss some key challenges to maximize its impact for sustainable development.
Session 28 - Ex-ante evaluation of impacts during policy preparation (FR) - Federal Planning Bureau & Impact Assessment Committee
When preparing policies, it would be useful to reflect on their impacts on all SDGs and to adapt these policies to achieve the most positive impacts. There will be some case studies, and brainstorming on the use of the existing procedure and the regulatory impact assessment.
Session 29 - The SDGs in your municipal policy (NL) - VVSG
Together with 20 municipalities, the VVSG embarked on an SDG pilot project. Based on the results of that project, we will tell you how you can integrate the SDGs in your municipality, for example by strengthening support and the new multi-year planning.
Session 30 - SDG Learning Network (NL) - DO Vlaanderen (Sustainable Development Flanders) & ILVO (Institute for Agricultural, Fisheries and Food Research)
In 2018-2019, about 15 organisations from Flanders participated in the SDG Learning Network organised by the Department of Chancellery and Administration. The six sessions dealt with the SDG framework, a detailed SDG analysis up to and including the development of an approach for one's own organisation. Several organisations also appealed for guidance. The workshop will discuss the learning programme and results after one year of action with regard to the introduction of SDGs in their organisation. For example, the Province of East Flanders set up a similar programme for municipalities on their territory and ILVO started its own participatory implementation process, around which they would be happy to share their experiences.
Session 31 - How standards contribute to implement the SDG’s in your organization? (EN) - NBN
The SDGs represent an ambitious plan to enhance peace and prosperity, eradicate poverty and protect the planet and are recognized globally as essential to the future sustainability of our world. Standards are globally recognized guidelines and frameworks based on international collaboration. Built around consensus, they provide a solid base on which innovation can thrive and are essential tools to help governments, industry and consumers contribute to the achievement of every one of the SDGs. During this workshop we will demonstrate the link between the SDGs and standards and how standards can contribute to implement the SDGs in your organization.