Experts from Pomerania, under the direction of Sylwia Mrozowska, PhD, DSc, Prof of the UG, produced a report as a contribution to a project funded by the European Parliament and implemented by the Joint Research Centre (JRC) – ‘REGIONS2030: Monitoring the SDGs in EU regions – filling the data gaps’.

Fot. JRC

On 27 November, the European Council published its conclusions on progress towards Agenda 2030 in the document: Accelerating the localization of the SDGs. The EU Council stressed that it recognises the work done by the European Commission’s Joint Research Centre, under the Regions2030 project, and calls on the Commission to extend the JRC’s mandate to work with other Regions.

This is a great acknowledgement of the work of experts, including those from the University of Gdansk, the Marshal’s Office of Pomorskie Voivodeship, the Gdansk branch of the Central Statistical Office, and a clear mandate to continue working towards research and progress towards the Sustainable Development Goals.

The following employees of the UG Centre for Sustainable Development were also involved in the creation of the report: dr Krzysztof Szczepaniak, dr Barbara KijewskaJolanta Mrozek-Kwiatkowska and doctoral student Bartosz Duraj. The CZRUG was supported in the analysis of the state of implementation of sustainable development goals in the region by practitioners: the Director of the Statistical Office in Gdańsk, dr hab. Jerzy Auksztol, and Iwona Borkowska with the team from the Department of Regional and Local Development of the Marshal’s Office of the Pomeranian Voivodeship.

On 5 December, a project wrap-up event was held in Brussels, attended among others by Sylwia Mrozowska, Ph.D., Professor UG, Pro Vice-Chancellor for Cooperation and Development, UG.

The final report is available on the website:

JRC Publications Repository – Monitoring the SDGs at regional level in EU. REGIONS2030 pilot project Final Report (

The report for the Pomeranian Voivodeship is available at:

JRC Publications Repository – Monitoring the SDGs in Pomorskie region, Poland (

O projekcie

The pilot project ‘REGIONS2030: Monitoring the SDGs in EU regions – filling the data gaps” aims at monitoring the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals in the regions of the European Union involved in the project, exploring the synergies of monitoring the Sustainable Development Goals, shaping regional sustainable development policies. The project will also result in the definition of a framework for regional authorities to monitor the SDGs on their territory and support and strengthen regional capacities for statistical data collection.

Regions that will participate in the REGIONS2030 project include: Pomorskie, Βόρειο Αιγαίο (North Aegean), Δυτική Μακεδονία (Western Macedonia), Comunidad Foral de Navarra, Andalucía, Piemonte, Puglia, Centro (PT), Nord-Vest, and Manisa, Afyonkarahisar, Kütahya, Uşak.p in the project ‘REGIONS2030: Monitoring the SDGs in EU regions – filling the data gaps’.

More information about the activities of the Pomeranian Voivodeship and CZRUG can be found on the website:

REGIONS 2030 – The Centre for Sustainable Development of the University of Gdańsk (CZRUG)

Fot. Joint Research Centre, European Commission