On May 22, 2018, the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (“Alleanza Italiana per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile – AsviS”) launches the Second Sustainable Development Festival (“Festival dello Sviluppo Sostenibile”) to spread the culture of sustainable development, to foster dialogue and to celebrate innovative ideas and solutions.
The 2018 edition will run for 17 days until the 7th of June and will feature hundreds of events aimed at promoting transformation and engaging civil society, while supporting the country’s leaders with new proposals to bring Italy on the path of sustainable event. More than 180 civil society organizations, several Italian universities and different stakeholders will take part in awareness-raising campaigns and will contribute by launching their own events across the country.
The events will include panels, conferences, flash mobs, documentary screenings, workshops and other original format events. The initiatives aim at drawing attention to the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and at promoting awareness about the Agenda 2030 for Sustainable Development at all levels. Among all the initiatives, three large-scale events will be directly organized by the Alliance’s Secretariat:
Additionally, each day will be characterized by a national event, focused on a different SDG. Building upon the success of the 2017 edition, the Festival will strengthen the network of actors committed to achieving sustainable development at the local level, by consolidating existing collaborations and getting new actors involved in the achievement and coordination of the Festival’s initiatives.
Among these, ASviS closely collaborates with: the Italian Ministry for Education, University and Research, with whom it launched the second edition of the national contest for schools titled “Let’s score 17 Goals”; the Italian Network of Universities for Sustainable Development (Rus), established by the Conference of Italian University Rectors, to ensure the participation and engagement of experts and university students from all over the country; the National Association of Italian Municipalities, to ensure an extensive involvement of the Italian main cities throughout the Festival’s 17 days.
More details about these events can be found on the website of the Second Sustainable Development Festival where the information was originally published.
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