Sustainable development in the Euro-Mediterranean – Aligning Covid-19 recovery with the 2030 Agenda, 2 July, 2020

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With 10 years left to realize the Sustainable Development Goals, it is clear that sustained and accelerated action is needed. In line with SDG 17, developing collective policy tools and partnerships is key to enacting change from all. For a long-term recovery from Covid-19 to be effective, intercultural dialogue is key to understanding the often very different challenges faced by people across the Euro-Med region, and coordinating our approach to the UN 2030 Agenda.

  • How can SDG 17 be matched with Covid-19 recovery?
  • What tools are European leaders implementing with MENA counterparts?
  • How can short-term action support long-term cooperation?

Professor Angelo Riccaboni, Chair of the Italian Secretariat of PRIMA and SDSN Mediterranean, will participate as a guest speaker in the online debate on “Sustainable Development in the Euro-Mediterranean – Aligning Covid-19 recovery with the UN 2030 Agenda” organized by Friends of Europe, an innovative think-tank based in Brussels with expertise in the full spectrum of issues now shaping the EU policymaking scene.

The event will start at 17.55 CEST on Thursday, 2 July 2020.


Nabil Al-Sharif

Executive Director of the Anna Lindh Foundation for Dialogue between Cultures

Nona Deprez

Head of Unit for the Partnership Instrument in the Service for Foreign Policy Instrument (FPI) at the European Commission

Angelo Riccaboni

Chair of the UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) Mediterranean and Chair of the Partnership for Research and Innovation in the Mediterranean Area (PRIMA) Foundation

Anna Strzaska

Head of Department for Strategy and Instruments of the European Neighbourhood Policy at the European External Action Service (EEAS)


Dharmendra Kanani

Director of Insights at Friends of Europe


It is possible to follow the debate online on the website of Friends of Europe: