Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG)

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From 18th until 25th of September 2019, the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG) organises its second ‘Week of the Sustainable Municipality’. During this week, no less than 90 Flemish municipalities hangthe SDG-flag at their city Halls and put their ‘sustainable heroes’ in the spotlights. The heroes are citizens, schools, companies and organisations who contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals in their own daily way and therefore become the local faces of the 17 global goals. Through this widespread public campaign, local authorities are not only given the opportunity to show their willingness to take on an exemplary and leading role in the Agenda 2030. It is also a unique chance to work together with engaged citizens, companies, schools and organisations within the municipal area, to give them the credits they deserve and to familiarise them with an internationally binding story: Their local actions contribute to global challenges!

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The Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG) is the umbrella organisation of local governments in Flanders. VVSG provides consulting, training, coaching and lobby work for all 300 Flemish municipalities. Within VVSG, the International Team works on issues like local global policy, international cooperation and the local implementation of the Agenda 2030. In a 3-year pilot trajectory and together with a group of 20 municipalities, the International Team explores methods to structurally integrate the SDGs into municipal policy making. The Week of the Sustainable Municipality is a result of this intensive and participative trajectory.

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From 18th until 25th of September 2019, the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG) organises its second ‘Week of the Sustainable Municipality’. During this week, no less than 90 Flemish municipalities hangthe SDG-flag at their city Halls and put their ‘sustainable heroes’ in the spotlights. The heroes are citizens, schools, companies and organisations who contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals in their own daily way and therefore become the local faces of the 17 global goals. Through this widespread public campaign, local authorities are not only given the opportunity to show their willingness to take on an exemplary and leading role in the Agenda 2030. It is also a unique chance to work together with engaged citizens, companies, schools and organisations within the municipal area, to give them the credits they deserve and to familiarise them with an internationally binding story: Their local actions contribute to global challenges!

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From 18th until 25th of September 2019, the Association of Flemish Cities and Municipalities (VVSG) organises its second ‘Week of the Sustainable Municipality’. During this week, 90 Flemish municipalities hang the SDG-flag at their city Halls and put their ‘sustainable heroes’ in the spotlights. The heroes are citizens, schools, companies and organisations who contribute to the Sustainable Development Goals in their own daily way and therefore become the "local faces of the global goals". Through this widespread public campaign, local authorities are not only given the opportunity to show their willingness to take on an exemplary and leading role in the Agenda 2030, it isalso a unique chance to work together with engaged citizens, companies, schools and organisations within the municipal area, to give them the credits they deserve and to familiarise them with an internationally binding story: Their local actions contribute to global challenges!
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Flemish governement Federal Public Service Foreign Affairs
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