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March 7-9, 2019 

International Conference on Religions and Sustainable Development Goals

Vatican City 

Session: Fulfillment of the SDGs with regard to Prosperity and Peace.

Synthesis of the session: challenges and opportunities written by Raymond van Ermen 

We need a leap forward of humanity.
Zero poverty, zero hunger by 2030 will never be reached without faiths and their related organizations and an unprecedented mobilization.
Faiths need to walk the talk, be transparent, accountable and report.
An inter-faiths partnership to implement the Agenda 2030 as an orchestra, would be the initiator of this leap forward.
The fields of these partnerships would be finance, education, land and territories, care.
Inter-faiths gatherings at the level of countries or regions should be initiated by young believers. These initiatives should become ‘beacons’ of a new era.
We need to innovate
to move towards where we have never been.

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September 1st, 2018

EPE co-organises 3rd Conference on Inclusive Finance for Social Inclusion

After two Conferences in Rome 2016 and 2017 with the participation of Cardinal Turkson and representatives of other churches on how to mobilise Value based Investors in support to the SDGs, a third one ‘Inclusive finance for social inclusion’ will take place in Buenos Aires on September 20-21st 2018 hosted by the Bank of Argentine Nation and in view of the G20. Cardinal Turkson and other religions dignitaries including from Islamic finance will attend.

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May 31st, 2018 

EPE Contributes to Milan Conference on 'SDG's, Climate and the future of Europe' 

The Milan conference of May 2018 will propose an 'enhanced partnership' between European Council Members and state and non-state actors making Europe the world leader in ‘polylateralism’ – advocated by Pascal Lamy - to accelerate the implementation of the SDGs and climate agreements. EPE's Special Advisor M. Raymond van Ermen is scheduled to contribute with a speech on enhanced partnerships.

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May 30th – June 5th, 2017

2nd Conference value Based Investors – Rome
priorities in relation with Food security & Bio-economy, Water & Soil and how to reward value based investors

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March 23rd, 2017

  • 60th Anniversary of the Treaty of Rome

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March 22nd 2017

President of the 'European Economic and Social Commission' George Dassis addresses Europe Ambition 2030 Conference in Letter 

On 22nd March, 2017 President George Dassis of the EESC addressed the Europe Ambition 2030 initiative via a Letter in support. The EESC is ready to 'take up the challenge' to align the institutional dialogue with social partners, with the new priorities and frontrunners. 

Europe Ambition 2030 outlines this challenge in the so-called Scenario 6, which was presented by EPE Director Tom Vereijken during the Europe Ambition 2030 Conference. Read the complete Letter of President Dassis here.

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February, 2017

  • Seminar at French Permanent Representation on Partnerships between State and Non-State actors on SDG’s
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February 22nd 2017

  • Steering Committee meeting, ‘LADDER Project’, Rome
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January 19th 2017

  • EPE Roundtable: Attractive EU and the SDG’s
  • EPE Council meeting