Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN)

The UN Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) has been operating since 2012 under the auspices of the UN Secretary-General. SDSN mobilizes global scientific and technological expertise to promote practical solutions for sustainable development, including the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) and the Paris Climate Agreement.

It aims to accelerate joint learning and promote integrated approaches that address the interconnected economic, social, and environmental challenges confronting the world. SDSN works closely with United Nations agencies, multilateral financing institutions, the private sector, and civil society.

SDSN Mediterranean

SDSN Mediterranean is the Regional hub for the Mediterranean of the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN).

SDSN Mediterranean is hosted by the University of Siena (Italy). Its activities include: (a) cooperation and joint research activities among Mediterranean countries, universities and businesses; (b) development of practical solutions to sustainability issues relevant to the future of the region; (c) elaboration of SDG indicators for the Mediterranean area; (d) promotion of networking activities among research centers; and (e) diffusion of SDG-Academy education tools in the Mediterranean, and Euro-Mediterranean joint programming in the context of EU planning activities.

Europedirect Siena

The Europe Direct Information Centre (EDIC Siena) is a European project hosted by the Public Relations Office of the University of Siena. It works to educate the public and disseminate knowledge about European Union issues, and it is a network of over 450 Europe Direct centres (ED) coordinated by the European Commission. In Tuscany, Europe Direct centres can be found in Siena, Florence and Livorno. Siena will be a Europe Direct centre until 2020.

The Europe Direct Information Centre of Siena seeks to disseminate information related to EU policies and programs, as well as EU funding opportunities. It interacts with local governments, practitioners, businesses, professional orders, civil society organizations, academia and individual citizens. It organises, in collaboration with other territorial institutions, a series of initiatives and events aimed at promoting public debate on EU issues.

Contact Information

Dipartimento di Giurisprudenza
UniversitĂ  degli Studi di Siena
Via P.A. Mattioli 10
53100 Siena (Italy)
Phone: +39 0577 233194
Office Hours: Tuesdays, hrs 11.00-13.00

Who we are

The EIEL module, hosted by the University of Siena, aims to provide students, practitioners and civil society with in-depth knowledge about the state of the art of European and international environmental law and policy, its achievements and challenges, and its interaction with emerging environmental issues and landmark intergovernmental processes.