Sat 18 Jan ’20 11:00 - 16:00

Bewoners werken samen aan

een duurzame wereld
Inspire each other, share knowledge and talk together, nourish the roots of the city
Sat 18 Jan ’20
11:00 - 16:00
  • Sat 18 Jan ’20
    11:00 - 16:00
    Grote foyer
  • Sitting next to each other?
    Philipszaal: maximum 2 people next to each other.
    Hertog Jan Zaal: maximum 4 people next to each other.
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What do you want to be, who are you, what is important to you? Where are your "roots"? The answers to these questions are increasingly linked to Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).

Many municipalities are making policies based on these SDGs, and increasingly more companies are declaring which development goals they are contributing to. However, it is the active residents who contribute to a better street, neighborhood or city on a daily basis with their initiatives.

During this day, you will learn about the importance of SDGs.  It will become clear how you can connect them to your initiatives, and active residents who are already working toward this will get the stage. Professionals will discover how they can connect to residents' initiatives through common goals, and together, this creates a basis for joint action!

Join us!

During this meeting, residents' initiatives will be given the stage.  You will meet others who are working on the same goals as you, you will meet like-minded people from other sectors, and connections will be made between all who participate. Everything will be focused on cooperation in order to contribute to a better world in 2030. On Saturday, January 18, 2020, we invite you to join forces to achieve this great goal together.

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10.30 - 11.00  welcome
11.00 - 12.00 common area:

  • Welcome - By the organizers of the meeting, chairman of the day Roland Kleve (the new director of the Academy for Leisure & Events, BUAS) and Marcel Oosterveer, alderman for finance and management of the municipality of Eindhoven.
  • Opening - by Maresa Oosterman (director of SDG Nederland). Where do the SDGs come from, what is the importance and why are they also important for residents' initiatives?
  • Residents as an active player in the social debate - By Elly Reijnierse (The Hague Mariahoeve). Link between the international and local context, a role that you have to take or conquer as residents.
  • Interview with 2 resident initiatives that put the SDGs into practice: Maud van Zandvoort & Stichting Ik Wil (Eindhoven)

12.00 - 13.00 lunch and networking
13.00 - 14.00 floor section with workshops
14.10 - 15.10 second round of workshops and panel discussion
15.15 day-end with a retrospective and the question: "What next?"
15.30 drinks & networking


  • Dialogue tables: Students from Breda University facilitate a dialogue table in a creative way.
  • Market: During the day, a market will be organized in the Parktheater where various (residents) initiatives present themselves. From a sustainable education bike to a sports club for people with Parkinson's: all 17 sustainable development goals are shown on the market.
  • Tree: A physical tree is present during this day. The goal is to make this tree travel "like its roots." The start is made in Eindhoven. This can grow by moving the tree to other parts of the Netherlands such as in a town hall, theater or other meeting place. The tree stands for connection. As participants you can leave your badge in the tree. The organization behind the tree makes connections, ensures contact and a follow-up.

Sustainable development goals

The SDGs are seventeen goals that contribute to a more pleasant and healthy society. Think of a neighborhood initiative that results in the elderly in the neighborhood feeling less lonely (goal #3: good health and well-being), a group of residents who make a joint plan to install and use solar panels (goal #7: sustainable energy ), or the creation of a food garden at a local community center (goal #12: responsible consumption and production).

Notice that all goals are directly or indirectly connected to daily life. The SDGs affect everyone! And many active residents, public spaces, social organizations, companies and other professionals are consciously (or unconsciously) working on this every day.

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