Pre-symposium: Localising the SDGs

Pre-symposium event
Localising the SDGs

Day programme

13:00-17:00 on Tuesday 9th June 2020.

This social programme showcases local sustainability initiatives in Utrecht. Participants will have the opportunity to hear directly from these initiatives and learn more about how they translate and localise the SDGs in their work. We start with a mini-seminar at the Social Impact Factory, a working space for sustainable and socially-minded businesses and entrepreneurs. We then continue to ANNE, an award-winning community hub with a mission to bring together citizens and initiatives seeking to contribute to the SDGs. We end with an afternoon tea at SYR, a crowd-funded Syrian fusion restaurant aiming to increase refugee integration through food and hospitality.

13:00-14:30 Social Impact Factory Mini-seminar with presentations by both the Social Impact Factory and several local sustainability initiatives/start-ups.
15:00-15:30 ANNE (Alle Nederlanders Nieuwe Energie) Tour of the facilities – a circular building with great focus on the global goals and plenty of SDG initiatives.
16:00-17:00 SYR Restaurant Afternoon tea with presentation of the story behind this social and sustainable enterprise.