UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - Public Consultation on revising the European Consensus on Development

UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development - Public Consultation on revising the European Consensus on Development

Policy Activity
UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and Revising the European Consensus on Development
Target group(s)

All citizens and organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation.

Period of consultation
30 May 2016 to 21 August 2016
Objective of the consultation

In May 2016, the European Commission launched a broad consultation process on the revision of the European Consensus on Development, seeking views on how development policy should respond to the range of landmark 2015 summits and conferences, and also to the rapid changes happening in the world.

This consultation process included an online public consultation, held by the European Commission for twelve weeks, between 30 May 2016 and 21 August 2016, in all 24 official languages of the EU. In addition, the European Commission engaged in more than 20 high-level policy dialogue meetings with key institutional partners and consultation workshops.

Views from this broad consultation process were used to inform the Commission proposal for a new European Consensus on Development.



Nearly 200 contributions were received representing a wide range of stakeholders from the civil society (NGOs, think tanks, policy organisations), government institutions and public administrations, international organisations, universities, the private sector and individual citizens. Civil society and individual citizens accounted for more than half of the contributions received to the online public survey, followed by Government and public institutions and the private sector. Contributions were received from 54 different countries in 11 different languages.

Please find hereunder the contributions from stakeholders who agreed to have their contributions published:


Civil society organisations

Public Administration and Government Institutions

International organisations

Universities and academic organisations

Private sector


Other contributions have not been published here, where we did not receive permission from the author for publication.



Analysis of the external consultation on the new Consensus – an analysis carried out by ADE

Analysis of public consultations on the new Consensus from policy event meetings – an analysis carried out by ADE

Commission Staff Working Document: Synopsis Report summarising the main results of the consultation on the new European Consensus on Development

Commission Communication: Proposal for a new European Consensus on Development: Our World, our Dignity, our Future


Directorate-General for International Cooperation and Development
DEVCO.A1 – Policy and Coherence Unit