The year 2020 has proven to be yet one of the biggest challenges for sustainable development, and the current global crises have brought to light the need to match action with ambition to deliver on the Global Goals. Building a resilient recovery with the 2030 Agenda as the main roadmap will involve making the most of the resources, cooperation and alliances for a global governance that truly leaves no one behind.

Basque Country, current President of Regions4, is once again leading by example. With the aim to accelerate the achievement of the SDGs in the territory, in 2020 the regional government has taken a step forward to strengthen the Basque cooperation model.

New Secretariat for the Social Transition and the 2030 Agenda

The Basque Government has created a new specific body to continue making progress in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda. The new Secretariat for the Social Transition and the 2030 Agenda will be part of the Basque Premier’s Office and it will coordinate the government’s political action, developing stronger alliances for the effective delivery of the SDGs.

Launch of the resource: “Practical Guide for Basque Organisations”

Basque Country has taken a step forward to ensure the transversal implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the region, through the commissioning of a new guide that aims to facilitate the development of the 2030 Agenda in a variety of organisations, in line with the steps already taken by the Public Administrations. The Practical Guide for Basque Organisations showcases how the 2030 Agenda nourishes the Basque Country as a whole, through a stakeholder engagement model that further contributes to the achievement of the SDGs from a whole-of-society approach.

The new guide identifies ambitious goals such as building a multi-stakeholder alliance at regional level to define future common projects and guarantee their growth, and collect good practices driven by Basque organisations to foster knowledge exchange and replicability.

The guide has been elaborated by the Euskadi 2030 Gunea working group with the contribution of 17 leading organisations, among them, Aclima, Ihobe, the University of the Basque Country and UNESCO Centre of the Basque Country. This guide is one of the actions included in the Basque Country 2030 Strategy, launched in 2018 as a roadmap for the promotion of the territorial dimension of the SDGs and a commitment to its implementation in the region.

Further information

The publication “Practical Guide for Basque Organisations” is available in Spanish in this link.

To learn more about regional leadership to achieve the 2030 Agenda, please visit Regions4 Knowledge Hub.

To learn more about the Community of Practice – Regions4SDGs, get in touch with Ivy Moraes at