DE - Development Education
DE - Development Education

Shaping Fair Cities

The project will help promote the 2030 Agenda themes within local communities through the involvement of municipalities, local governments and civil society organisations.

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Beneficiaries (*)

Local partners
  • Emilia-Romagna Region
  • Municipality of Modena
  • Municipality of Reggio Emilia
  • Municipality of Forlì
  • Alma Mater Studiorum – Bologna University
  • Women Network


International partners
  • Generalitat Valenciana (Spain)
  • Ayuntamento de Alicante (Spain)
  • Municipality of Split (Croazia)
  • Lasi County Council (Romania)
  • Association Regional Office for Cross Border Cooperation Iași for Romania - Republic of Moldova Border (BRCT Iași)
  • City of Falkopings (Sweden)
  • Municipality of Vejle (Denmark)
  • Regional Centre of Social Policy in Poznam (Polonia)
  • Municipality of Patras (Grece)
  • Municipality of Shkoder (Albania)
  • Municipality of Pemba (Mozambique)


Funding agencies

European Commission - EuropeAid

Starting date

December 2017

Implementation period

36 months

In 2015, all UN member countries signed the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. However, of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), Local Authorities have difficulty in putting them into practice, given that until now the debate on development has taken place in national and international contexts. Given the increase in the percentage of world population living in urban areas, cities play an increasingly important role in achieving sustainable development. Shaping Fair Cities promotes a critical understanding of the responsibilities and roles of Local Authorities and citizens in an interdependent world and encourages their participation in achieving the SDGs. The project also promotes the pan-European partnerships of Local Authorities and increases their ability to implement the SDGs at municipal and regional level through multilateral trainings and exchanges. Improves the knowledge of experts and students about the challenges of sustainable development through training for trainers, workshops and summer courses. It improves the shared digital tools of Local Authorities in order to transmit the 2030 Agenda and assess the needs of migrants and vulnerable groups. Improves institutional capacity by developing a monitoring and evaluation model. Strengthens critical understanding through media campaigns and presentations of programmatic documents addressed to municipal and regional councils.
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