Eurasia Regional Section of the World organization "United Cities and Local Governments"

We achieve all the Goals!

We achieve all the Goals!

The world organization United Cities and Local Governments (UCLG) and the Barcelona Provincial Council, through the Observatory for Decentralized Cooperation and UCLG Learning, are launching the 4th edition online course "Localizing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs): Tools for Local Transformation" with new updated content and innovative good practices, adjusted to the latest times.

Considering the new post-pandemic global reality of COVID-19, and the global challenges that are imposed at the local and regional level, the 2030 Agenda emerges, with a broad global consensus, as the frame of reference to guide the recovery process after the health crisis, as well as protect the environment, equality, justice and other universal rights, and thus achieve global sustainable development.

To this end, the course aims to train and provide tools to local and regional governments (LRGs) and their associations to implement and adapt the SDGs at the local level, a process known as “localization of the SDGs”.

In order to enable the participation of as many countries as possible, the course will be available in three languages: Spanish, English and French. This entails a greater diversity of visions and experiences that can only enrich the training.


Chapter 1: Introduction to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs)

Chapter 2: Awareness raising, advocacy and dialogue for the localization of the SDGs, based mainly on the UCLG’s ToT SDGs Module 1

Chapter 3: Localizing the SDGs. Aligning local and regional development plans, based mainly on the UCLG’s ToT SDGs Module 2

Chapter 4: Preparation of the National and Local Voluntary Reports on the SDGs, based mainly on the UCLG’s ToT SDGs Module 3, the VLR guidebook, the VSR guidebook and UCLG HLPF annual reports.

Admission criteria:

A total of 35 places are offered for each of the three language modalities. The course carries no cost for participants since it is fully funded by the Barcelona Provincial Council and UCLG.

Any person, regardless of nationality and whose professional activity consists of managing public development policies in any country may enroll in the course. Once all applications have been received, the Evaluation Panel will review the different profiles and decide who are the 35 individuals selected for each of the three modalities. The selection process will take into account the adjustment to the target audience profile described above and it will attempt to ensure a balanced composition of the group with as many different countries as possible.

The training will take place over 3 months and will have a total duration equivalent to 63 teaching hours.

The students will develop several short assignments and those who have completed the assignment successfully will receive a certificate.

Key dates:

September 9, 2022: End of registration period

September 26, 2022: Beginning of the course

December 12, 2022: Course completion

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Inscriptions in English at:

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