We want that sustainability proofing is introduced in the next EU Budget cycle. To ensure that an ambitious implementation of the sustainable development goals is at the very heart of the EU budget, the planning, implementation and assessment phases of EU spending need to be reformed. Sustainability proofing holds the key to many of the challenges facing Europe for the next budget: how to improve policy coherence, how to maximise the impact from a potentially smaller budget since Brexit, how to steer a new future for Europe and reconnect it to its citizens.
Our asks and sectoral innovations described below would help make a sustainable, people centered EU budget a reality. They are based on an inseparable set of eight sustainability principles.