Global Civil Society & the UN Sustainable Development Goals

Goal 17: Revitalize the global partnership for sustainable development

Partnerships for the Goal


A successful sustainable development agenda requires partnerships between governments, the private sector and civil society. These inclusive partnerships built upon principles and values, a shared vision, and shared goals that place people and the planet at the centre, are needed at the global, regional, national and local level.

Urgent action is needed to mobilize, redirect and unlock the transformative power of trillions of dollars of private resources to deliver on sustainable development objectives. Long-term investments, including foreign direct investment, are needed in critical sectors, especially in developing countries. These include sustainable energy, infrastructure and transport, as well as information and communications technologies. The public sector will need to set a clear direction. Review and monitoring frameworks, regulations and incentive structures that enable such investments must be retooled to attract investments and reinforce sustainable development. National oversight mechanisms such as supreme audit institutions and oversight functions by legislatures should be strengthened.

Name Acronym Founded City HQ Country/Territory HQ Type I Type II

European Football for Development Network

EFDN 2014 Breda Netherlands F

European Forum Alpbach

1945 Vienna Austria F c

European Forum for Democracy and Solidarity

EFDS 1993 The Hague Netherlands F y

European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions

Eurofound 1975 Dublin Ireland F fg

European Global Ocean Observing System

EuroGOOS 1994 Brussels Belgium E

European Group for Organizational Studies

EGOS 1973 Berlin Germany E v

European Group for the Ardennes and the Eifel

1955 Neuerburg Germany E

European Grouping of Territorial Cooperation - Twinned Cities and Areas in the Mediterranean

EGTC - AMPHICTYONY 1986 Athens Greece E

European IFYE Alumni Association

1958 E v

European Implementation Collaborative

EIC F

European Information Network on International Relations and Area Studies

EINIRAS 1992 F y

European Institute for Local Development

EILD 2009 D

European Institute for Solidarity based Economy

1998 Esch-sur-Alzette Luxembourg E jv

European Institute of Diplomacy and International Relations

Vasco da Gama Brussels Belgium J

European Large Families Confederation

ELFAC 2004 Barcelona Spain D

European League for Economic Cooperation

ELEC 1946 Brussels Belgium D

European Network for Central Africa

EurAc 2003 Brussels Belgium F

European Network for Copyright in support of Education and Science

ENCES 2010 Berlin Germany F

European Network for Economic Cooperation and Development

EUCED Lisbon Portugal G

European Network for Improving Research and Development in Educational Leadership and Management

ENIRDELM 1991 F

European Network for Psychosocial Support

ENPS 2000 Stockholm Sweden F

European Network for Research in Organisational and Accounting Change

ENROAC 1999 Exeter UK F

European Network for Social Innovation and Solidarity

ENSIS 2014 Lüneburg Germany F

European Network of International Relations Officers at Higher Education Institutions for Agricultural and Related Sciences

IROICA 1997 Ghent Belgium F

European Network of National Human Rights Institutions

ENNHRI 2003 Brussels Belgium E

European Network of NGOs in Afghanistan

ENNA 2004 F y

European Network of Political Foundations

ENoP 2006 Brussels Belgium F

European Network on Debt and Development

EURODAD 1990 Brussels Belgium F y

European NGO Alliance for Child Safety Online

eNACSO Rome Italy D

European NGO Network on Genetic Engineering

GENET 1995 D y

European NGO Platform Asylum and Migration

EPAM 1994 Brussels Belgium F y

European Non-Governmental Sports Organization

ENGSO 1968 Stockholm Sweden D

European Organization of Regional External Public Audit Finance Institutions

EURORAI 1992 Valencia Spain D

European Outline Convention on Transfrontier Cooperation between Territorial Communities or Authorities

1980 Strasbourg France T g

European Parliament

EP 1958 Brussels Belgium F g

European Partners against Corruption

EPAC 2004 Vienna Austria F g

European Partners for the Environment

EPE 1993 Brussels Belgium E y

European Perspective

DECEP 1997 Ionia Greece G

European Plant Science Organization

EPSO 2000 Brussels Belgium D y

european playwork association

epa 1976 Hamburg Germany D

European Pride Organizers Association

EPOA Brussels Belgium D

European Public Relations Education and Research Association

EUPRERA 1959 Brussels Belgium D

European Public Support Group

EPSG Mechelen Belgium G

European Research Network for Evaluation and Improvement of Screening, Diagnosis and Treatment of Inherited Disorders of Metabolism

ERNDIM 1994 Manchester UK F

European Rural Development Network

ERDN 2002 Warsaw Poland F

European Safety Federation

ESF 1992 Harelbeke Belgium D

European School on New Institutional Economics

ESNIE Nanterre France N

European Secretariat of Cultural NGOs in Germany

Berlin Germany G

European Sponsorship Association

ESA Surbiton UK D

European Standing Group on International Relations

SGIR 1990 Aarhus Denmark F v

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