Announcing the Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals Network Seminar Series

Announcing the Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals Network Seminar Series

The Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals Network is pleased to announce a seminar series that will address each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals.

The Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals Network is pleased to announce a seminar series that will address each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Each seminar will focus on one Goal, offering an opportunity to explore the intent of the Goal, its targets, and some of the initiatives being undertaken to deliver on the targets. Each seminar will be accompanied by a Briefing Paper.

Our first seminar, on SDG1: No Poverty, was held on October 23, 2018. For a copy of the accompanying Policy Brief on SDG1, written by Dr Mathew Doidge and Dr Serena Kelly of the National Centre for Research on Europe, University of Canterbury (NZ), please contact

2019 Seminars

In 2019, seminars will cover SDGs 2 – 10. They will be held at RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia, on the last Tuesday of the month, from 12.30-2pm. Seminar dates are listed below.

The Network is on the lookout for researchers, policy-makers and practitioners who would like to participate in our series as panellists or policy brief authors, or both. If you are interested in participating, please contact

SDG 2: Zero Hunger

Tuesday, 26 February

SDG 3: Good Health and Well-Being

Tuesday, 26 March

SDG 4: Quality Education

Tuesday, 7 May

SDG 5: Gender Equality

Tuesday, 28 May

Please note this event will be held from 5pm-6.30pm.

SDG 6: Clean Water and Sanitation

Tuesday, 30 July

SDG7: Affordable and clean energy

Tuesday, 27 August

SDG 8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

Tuesday, 24 September

SDG 9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

Tuesday, 29 October

SDG 10: Reduced Inequalities

Tuesday, 26 November

Seminars on Goals 11 through 17 will be held in 2020.

More on the Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals Network

In September 2015, the United Nations unanimously adopted the 2030 Agenda, seventeen Sustainable Development Goals to shape international efforts to promote a sustainable, peaceful and equitable world by 2030. Each Goal is accompanied by a set of more specific targets with indicators to measure progress.

Based at the RMIT University EU Centre, the Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals Network brings together researchers, policy think tanks and Non-Government Organisations who share a primary interest in enhancing the effective contribution of the EU to the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in the Asia Pacific. The Network brings together researchers from the EU Centre at RMIT University, the National Centre for Research on Europe, the University of Canterbury (NZ), The University of Glasgow, the Centre for European Studies, Australian National University (ANU), and the European Union Centre at the National University of Singapore (NUS) and Nanyang Technological University (NTU).

By strengthening collaboration amongst researchers and policy makers, the Network promotes a more effective evidence-base for EU institutions to engage with nations in the region to implement the SDGs. Its core question is: how can European Union integration be more effective in supporting the implementation of the SDGs in Asia and the Pacific than would be possible for individual Member States? How can this role be developed further?

The Jean Monnet Sustainable Development Goals Network is supported by the Jean Monnet Activities scheme administered by the European Commission.  

For more information on the Network, please visit our website or contact

17 January 2019


17 January 2019


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