Objective of this Consultation
The report draws on a mix of data sources from the European Commission services and agencies (Eurostat, European Energy Agency, Joint Research Centre, Directorate-Generals, etc…) but also from other non-official data produced by the research community, non-governmental organisations and other stakeholders, to ensure that all major policy needs are addressed. Country profiles and data visualisation tools will communicate the findings and peer to peer learning and exchange events are planned to support evidence-based implementation of the SDGs in the EU. The aim of the report is also to help identify major data gaps that need to be addressed in future years.
The SDSN and IEEP are working with the EESC to mobilize stakeholders across the European Union to review (1) the selection of indicators and (2) the absence of errors in the data presented and (3) key methodological choices (especially time-bound thresholds) and (4) the initial results and findings. The two organisations (SDSN and IEEP) will be responsible for making the final independent decisions on indicator selection/exclusion and methodological choices and will draft the report.
The objective of this consultation is to provide feedback on a proposed list of 107 indicators pre-selected by SDSN. The list builds extensively on last year’s indicator list. The selected indicators were identified as potentially suitable SDG metrics based on five criteria and following a careful review of 300+ indicators (“comprehensive list”) available from official and non-official data sources.
At this stage we are seeking the following types of feedback:
- Proposals for new indicators (especially under SDG 12-15)
- Verify the absence of errors in the raw data presented
- Feedback on thresholds (“green values”) to be achieved by the European Union and its member states by 2030. These thresholds are used to identify “distance to targets” and highlight major priorities for action.
- Feedback on the draft findings and results (do they intuitively make sense)
Organisations are welcome to provide comments on indicators under each SDG but can also focus only on their areas of core expertise (e.g. economic, social, environmental, governance goals). We encourage each organisation to share the consultation material with colleagues in their organisations that have specific knowledge and expertise on indicators/monitoring.
The public consultation will open on Monday, October 25. The deadline for submitting your comments and feedback is Wednesday, November 3, 2021.