Thematic Networks

We connect our members to each other and to relevant actors in other sectors for inspiration and joint action. A key channel for this is our Thematic Networks, groups of ODAK Europe's members that come together around a theme of common interest. Each has a unique approach – from advocacy efforts to research projects to joint programmes, and several also hold annual conferences. We support these networks in whatever they would like to do, and we facilitate the creation of new networks based on members’ interests. 

 

The work of the ODAK Europe's Thematic Networks cover the entire range of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals -SDGs (even if they don’t always refer to them explicitly), which are a key part of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Relevance of the networks with SDGs are mentioned as follows:

  • CREATIVE INDUSTRIES

    Main fields within the scope: Art and Culture, Design, Music as well as Local and National SMEs and Industries and, Sustainable Cities and Communities. This network has a focus aiming to promote cultural exchange, engagement and cultural participation, social inclusion, health and well-being, build capacity and exchange knowledge for economic, social and cultural development.

    SDGs:

    G4: Quality Education

    G8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

    G9: Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure

    G10: Reduced Inequalities

    G11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

    G16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

  • DEMOCRACY AND SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT

    Main fields within the scope: Children, Disability and Disadvantaged Groups, Diversity, Migration and Integration, European Democracy and CSOs, Employment and Social Innovation, Gender Equality.

    SDGs:

    G1: No Poverty

    G2: Zero Hunger

    G3: Good Health and Well-being

    G4: Quality Education

    G5: Gender Equality

    G8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

    G10: Reduced Inequalities

    G11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

    G16: Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions

    G17: Partnerships

  • ENERGY, ENVIRONMENT AND CLIMATE CHANGE

    This transnational network supports The Green Deal Road-map of European Union and, brings together stakeholders active or interested in the fields of environment, sustainable development and climate change. Its fundamental added value is to provide a safe space for stakeholders to network, exchange experiences, reflect on strategies, build synergies, and engage in both formal and informal collaborations.

     

    SDGs:

    G6: Clean Water and Sanitation 

    G7: Affordable and Clean Energy

    G12: Responsible Consumption and Production

    G13: Climate Action

    G14: Life Below Water

    G15: Life on Land

  • FOOD, AGRICULTURE AND RURAL DEVELOPMENT

    The network has a focus aiming to promote a more sustainable, overarching food policy in Europe encompassing policies on agriculture, rural areas, food security, supply chain and public health. The network  also supports The Green Deal Road-map of EU.

    SDGs:

    G2: Zero Hunger

    G3: Good Health and Well-being

    G6: Clean Water and Sanitation

    G8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

    G11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

    G12: Responsible Consumption and Production

    G13: Climate Action

    G14: Life Below Water

    G15: Life on Land

  • HEALTH AND SANITATION

    The network focuses on EU health policy which related to protecting and improving health, giving equal access to modern and efficient healthcare for all Europeans, and coordinating any serious health threats involving more than one EU country. Disease prevention and response play a big part in the EU’s public health focus. Prevention touches many areas such as vaccination, fighting antimicrobial resistance, actions against cancer and responsible food labelling.

    SDGs:

    G3: Good Health and Well-being

    G4: Quality Education

    G6: Clean Water and Sanitation

    G9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

  • R&D, INNOVATION, TECHNOLOGY & DIGITALISATION

    The goal of this network is to ensure Europe produces world-class science, removes barriers to innovation and makes it easier for the public and private sectors to work together in delivering innovation. The network  also supports The Green Deal Road-map of EU.

    SDGs:

    G3: Good Health and Well-being

    G4: Quality Education

    G6: Clean Water and Sanitation

    G7: Affordable and Clean Energy

    G9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

    G11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

    G13: Climate Action

  • TRANSPORTATION

    The implementation of sustainable and innovative means of transport plays an important role in the EU’s energy and climate objectives. As our societies become ever more mobile, EU policy supports transport systems to meet the major challenges: Congestion, sustainability, air quality, infrastructure and competition. The network  also supports The Green Deal Road-map of EU.

    SDGs:

    G7: Affordable and Clean Energy

    G8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

    G9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

    G11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

    G13: Climate Action

  • YOUTH, TRAINING AND EDUCATION

    The network puts efforts to provide the best education and training for the citizens. It also promotes multilingualism in Europe, helping with the teaching and learning of languages, encouraging mobility of students, trainees, teachers and young people, and facilitating exchanges of information and experience.

    SDGs:

    G4: Quality Education

    G5: Gender Equality

    G8: Decent Work and Economic Growth

    G9: Industry, Innovation, and Infrastructure

    G10: Reduced Inequalities

    G11: Sustainable Cities and Communities

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