During a Sustainable Development Festival in Milano on the 31st May was held an event 'SDGs, climate and the future of Europe' which adressed European perspective with the contribution of representatives of institutions, companies and civil society.
"The European Commission has announced its intention to make the Union a champion of sustainable development. But we want it to be 'the' champion ", said AsviS spokeperson Enrico Giovannini summarizing the objective of "SDGs, climate and the future of Europe". "The real utopia is to think that we can move forward with the current model of development. 120 million people in Europe are at risk of poverty: they risk becoming 'human waste', to use the words of Pope Francis ".
CEE Gender Network's Chair Daša Šilović and European Movement-Italy's Virgilio Dastoli moderated the round table 'Make the European Union ‘the’ world champion of sustainable development'.
Among the speakers were Marta Bonifert, Hungarian business leaders forum, Raymond Van Ermen, Europe Ambition 2030, Bruno Colmant, director of Macro Research Banque Degroof Petercam, Solvay Business School ULB.