The European Community Foundation Initiative has recently drafted and published the report ‘How community foundations across Europe are embracing the SDGs through a whole-of-organisation approach’, translated in eight languages (English, Italian, Ukrainian, Russian, Albanian, German, Romanian and Spanish).
This study aims to tell how and why the work of community foundations in Europe is relevant to the achievement of the SDGs goals, linking global and local dimensions.
The report identifies that Fondazione Comunitaria of Agrigento and Trapani and its method of linking its local actions to global challenges is doing something truly remarkable and how, through our projects, we pursue some of the Sustainable Development Goals with the global community.
The 17 Sustainable Development Goals, identified and spelled out in the United Nations 2030 Agenda, are a global plan of action for people, planet and prosperity. They represent the necessary and fundamental directions to be taken to address global challenges: a vision of sustainable development that enables the present generation to meet its needs without compromising the possibility of the future generations to meet their own, so that no one is left behind.
The Covid-19 pandemic has highlighted the global connection and interdependence of environmental, social and economic phenomena, and shone a light on the relevance and significance of the local dimension of action to reduce inequalities, as well as the urgency and necessity of achieving the targets of the Sustainable Development Goals.