per dare un futuro alla vita   
e valore al futuro

Activities & Partnerships

 

Activities

 

Institutional dialogue

As a contribution to building effective, accountable and inclusive institutions at all levels as envisaged by SDG 16 of the UN 2030 Agenda, ASviS constantly engages in dialogue with Italian institutions, both at Government level and at the level of regions and municipalities. The Alliance, with its capillary network of members and associates, supports the country’s efforts at implementing the Sustainable Development Agenda by aiding in the coordination and definition of national and local strategies and actions. In fact, ASviS actively contributed to the definition of the Italian National Strategy for Sustainable Development and represented civil society within the Italian delegation at the 2017 UN High-Level Political Forum. 

Information

One of the main objectives of the Alliance is to raise awareness of the 2030 Agenda among public and private actors, public opinion and citizens, and to favour a widespread knowledge of current trends related to the SDGs and of those expected in the future through the use of all communication methods.

For these purposes, the website www.asvis.it, the sites dedicated to each Goal and the Alliance’s newsletters are important instruments to provide updates on news, events, policies and research concerning sustainable development. ASviS also provides weekly updates and news on sustainable development through its web tv. It is also active on Facebook (www.facebook.com/asvisitalia) and Twitter (@ASviSItalia), other than LinkedIn, Instagram and Youtube

Education

ASviS dedicates particular attention to quality education, striving to promote respect for the right to accessible and inclusive education for all. In order to do this, it closely collaborates with Italian institutions. For instance, within the framework of its memorandum of understanding with the Italian Ministry of Education, University and Research, ASviS developed an e-learning course for teachers on the 2030 Agenda, and launched the yearly contest “Let’s score 17 Goals. Transforming our world: the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development”, open to all schools. Other initiatives aim at introducing education for sustainable development in the learning system of young people and adults also thanks to the cooperation with the Italian Network of Universities for Sustainable Development and the National Administration School (Rete delle Università per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile – RUS).

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Festival

The Sustainable Development Festival (Festival dello Sviluppo Sostenibile) is a national awareness-raising campaign launched by the Alliance every year at the end of May to promote and spread a culture of sustainability in Italy in line with the spirit of civil society involvement promoted by the United Nations. ASviS organizes the Festival together with its members and with the support of its partners, over the course of 17 days, as many as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) envisaged by the 2030 Agenda. The initiative constitutes a single inclusive and widespread event.

Conventions, debates, book presentations, exhibitions, film reviews, guided tours, flashmobs: the 2018 edition saw the organization of over 700 events across Italy, reaching millions of people from all over the country.

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ASviS Report

In September, ASviS presents its yearly Report in Parliament before members of the Italian Government. The report represents the Alliance’s primary contribution to transparent governance in Italy and aims at supporting Italian policy-makers at all levels in designing efficient and coherent strategies for sustainable development.

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Monitoring the SDGs

ASviS established an interactive online database that allows stakeholders, the media and the public to verify the progress of Italy with respect to the SDGs, using a wide range of statistical indicators. The platform contains the time series of all the indicators, among those selected by the UN for the 2030 Agenda, released by the Italian national institute for statistics (Istat), as well as the composite indicators relative to each SDG calculated by ASviS for Italy and the Italian regions. The ASviS database can be accessed at: http://asvis.it/dati/.

 

Partnerships

At the international level, ASviS is:

  • an Associated Partner of the European Sustainable Development Network (ESDN), the informal network of institutional entities, associations and experts that have been working on sustainable development policies and strategies since 2003;
  • a member of SDG Watch Europe, an EU-level, cross-sectoral CSO alliance of NGOs focusing on development, environment, social, human rights and other sectors;
  • part of the United Nations Partnerships for SDGs platform, which provides global engagement for multi-stakeholder partnerships and voluntary commitments from all stakeholders devoted to support the implementation of the SDGs;
  • registered in the EU Transparency Register, jointly run by the EU Parliament and Commission;
  • a member of Europe Ambition 2030, a civil society coalition launched by ASviS and other international organizations with the aim of revising EU governance and policies in the light of the SDGs so as to turn them into the basis for all EU actions.

At national level, ASviS:

  • is part of Global Compact Network Italia and Sustainable Development Solutions Network Italia. The former is a Foundation whose mission is to apply the UN’s Global Compact to the Italian context, whereas the latter is part of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network coordinated by J. Sachs and responds to the UN’s call for cooperation in promoting sustainable development and the 2030 Agenda in Italy.
  • closely collaborates with the Italian network of universities for sustainable development (Rete delle università per lo sviluppo sostenibile, Rus), a network established by the Conference of Italian University Rectors. The Rus works to spread best practices of sustainability, both within and beyond Universities, by acting as a forum to share competencies and experiences so as to increase the positive environmental, social and economic impacts of actions put in place by universities. The network currently comprises over 50 Italian universities.


Updated: October 2018

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