Università Iuav di Venezia
Posted On 20/05/2019
May 21st > June 6th 2019
The annual Sustainable Development Festival is the greatest event in Italy dedicated to the 2030 Agenda, with the aim to raise awareness among increasingly large sectors of the public on the issues of economic, social and environmental sustainability, in order to promote a cultural evolution in individual and collective behaviours, and to encourage bottom-up proposals that exhort the country’s leaders to respect the commitments taken in 2015 in the United Nations.
The Festival is organized by the Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (Alleanza Italiana per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile - ASviS), together with its members and with the support of the partners, and it aims to offers a platform for citizens, business, local and national institutions, universities and civil society to foster dialogue and share best practices on the 2030 Agenda. The contribution of all these actors will be necessary in order to make sustainable development a priority in the national debate, both on the political and economic levels.
The third edition will take place from May 21st to June 6th 2019, for a total of 17 days, the same number as the Sustainable Development Goals, during which hundreds of initiatives will take place all over Italy. These will include conventions, seminars, workshops, cultural events, exhibits and shows, to produce a single widespread and inclusive event. Thanks to the recognition acquired with the success of the first two editions, and to the growing mobilisation of Italian society towards sustainability, the Festival will be a further step towards the full accomplishment of the 2030 Agenda in our country.
In addition to the hundreds of initiatives all over Italy, three main events will be directly organized by ASviS and a dozen of "national events” will represent the focal points for discussions on the integrated nature of the SDGs.
Click here to find out more about the events promoted by Iuav (Italian version).