Policy context

Sustainable development has developed into one of the overarching goals of the European Union and its Member States.

The Sustainable Development Strategy page provides an overview of the EU Sustainable Development Strategy (EU SDS) as well as links to the national SDS of each Member State.

With FP7 and the European Research Area, research policy has been mobilised to fully support the EU Sustainable Development Strategy.

The European Research Area for a Sustainable Development Strategy page gives more information and links about how European research is addressing sustainable development challenges.