Overview of the project
According to data from the study by the Center for Sociological Research of the Government of Spain, “Spanish public opinion regarding international cooperation for development”, between 2005 and 2015 only a minority of Spaniards claimed to know or have heard of the so-called Millennium Development Goals, United Nations’s plan to reduce poverty in the world. This can, in general terms, be extrapolated to the Valencian society. The size of this millennium-conscious minority has ranged from a high of 31% in 2010 to a low of 24% in 2015.
The Cities Alliance for Sustainable Development, established by the Valencian Government, is made up of Valencian municipalities, and the Valencian Federation of Municipalities and Provinces. It responds to the government’s willingness to disseminate, and transfer at the local level the importance of committing to the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs,) and making them more accessible to all Valencians.
Its objective and mission is to involve the towns and cities of the Valencia region in the information, dissemination, awareness, and commitment to the SDGs, promoting the adoption of comprehensive, and participatory approaches , as well as good governance in all areas of sustainable, equitable, and inclusive development.
Its objective and mission is to involve the towns and cities of the Valencia region in the information, dissemination, awareness and commitment to the SDGs, promoting the adoption of comprehensive, participatory approaches, and good governance in all areas of sustainable, equitable, and inclusive development.
01/2016 - 04/2016
The General Directorate for Cooperation and Solidarity, together with Unicef, organized the action “Connecting with the SDGs on Universal Children’s Day”, so that students could learn what the SDGs are, and what we can do about it; it suggested a series of actions from schools, with expected impacts:
- 17 Public Institutes of Secondary Education, each belonging to a municipality member of the Alliance, worked in the classrooms on the SDGs, presented their proposals and requests in the extraordinary plenary session of Les Corts on November 21, 2016
- 99 students, who are in 2nd year of Compulsory Secondary Education, participated
- More than 500 students worked with the 2030 AGENDA in their classrooms, learned about the SDGs, and reflected on how they can contribute in their closest environment to their achievement
- Training and technical assistance for political leaders of the administrations of the Generalitat, and of the Municipalities involving the NGDOs of the territory, and the Valencian Public Universities. Prepare a Guide on “The AGENDA 2030: Roadmap for cities and towns of the Valencian Community”
- Training on the SDGs and the 2030 AGENDA aimed at public representatives, public employees
- Online training on the SDGs and the 2030 AGENDA aimed at public employees within the framework of the official Annual Training Plan of the Valencian Institute of Public Administration
- Development of didactic material aimed at Primary and Secondary students (6 to 16 years old)
- Artistic exhibition in 15 municipalities of the Region
- Universitat de Tardor 2016
- Transparency of the Help in dadesobertes.gva.es
- Education campaign for global citizenship
- Training resources in relation to the SDGs
- Strategy of Education for Development in the formal sphere in the Valencian Community
- “Connecting with the SDGs on Universal Children’s Day”
- Conference on Alliances for Sustainable Development
- Conference “Women, Human Rights and Sustainable Development in Equality”
ORU Fogar‘s goal is to build a global governance, in which regions count and their voices are heard, and to work for the regions.
We represent the intermediate governments in all the organisations that have a direct impact on the quality of life of their populations, in a spirit of loyal cooperation with the municipal power.
In 2018, ORU Fogar won the annual Best Practices Award from the government of Catalonia (Spain): it’s aimed at promoting and encouraging good practices currently being implemented by regional governments, and that seek to improve the quality of services provided to citizens.
There are three working groups established to promote the implementation of SDGs in regions: food sovereignty, sustainable development, and development cooperation.