Baltic 2030 Capacity Building Programme – Localising SDGs

Baltic 2030 Capacity Building Programme – Localising SDGs

The programme provides a platform for frontrunner municipalities and regions to exchange knowledge, share solutions, and to become leaders and drivers of the 2030 Agenda in the Baltic Sea Region. Furthermore, the programme contributes to increasing skills for adopting the 2030 Agenda in strategic planning, and to develop integrated solutions, taking a circular economy as an example of SDGs integration.

Programme targets experts coming from leading municipalities and regions in the Baltic Sea Region (BSR), as well as national level stakeholders interested in engaging local and regional actor for supporting stronger multilevel coordination and improve national implementation of the 2030 Agenda.

The “Baltic 2030 Capacity Building Programme – Localizing the SDGs” will consist of two modules of 1.5 days:

  • 11-12 April 2019, Riga, Latvia 2030 Agenda as a framework for local development. The module will inspire and develop capacity on how the 2030 Agenda and its SDGs can be localized and used as strategic policy- and action-guiding frameworks.
  • 23-24 May, Stockholm, Sweden SDGs in practice: Integrated approaches for Circular Economy. The module will explore how to concretely use the cross-sectorial integrated approaches of the 2030 Agenda by bringing the example of circular economy.

Participants are expected to have experience in working with the SDGs, or commitment to increase their knowledge on how to concretely integrate 2030 for the solution of existing challenges. Through your active engagement, we will collect good examples and methodologies for translating SDGs into practice, and best practices for a circular economy in the BSR, to be then published and disseminated at the Annual Forum of the EU Strategy for the Baltic Sea Region on 12-13 June 2019 in Gdansk, Poland, as well as other areas in European and international forums. So share with us your success stories if you have any!

The programme is developed by the  Council of the Baltic Sea States.

(CBSS) – Baltic 2030 in cooperation with the Swedish think-tank Global Utmaning and with the support of the Swedish Institute, and is part of the implementation of the Baltic 2030 Action Plan, adopted by the Ministers of Foreign Affairs of the CBSS Member States in June 2017, in alignment with the global 2030 Agenda and its SDGs.

Please note, that the participants are expected to arrange and cover their travels.

If you have any questions, you are very welcome to contact Olga Zuin from the CBSS Secretariat at