After the success of the second edition, the Sustainable Development Festival returns from May 21st to June 6th 2019, to spread the culture of sustainability and mobilize the Italian society to achieve the United Nation’s 2030 Agenda in our country. The Italian Alliance for Sustainable Development (Alleanza Italiana per lo Sviluppo Sostenibile - ASviS), that brings together over 200 civil society organizations, organizes the Festival together with its members and with the support of its partners, over the course of 17 days, as many as the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) envisaged by the 2030 Agenda. The initiative constitutes a single large-scale, inclusive and widespread event.

Three events will be organized by the ASviS Secretariat and each day of the Festival will see a national event dedicated to the key themes of sustainable development and to the various Goals of the 2030 Agenda, in order to draw the attention of the public and of the press. Hundreds of events will be offered every day all over Italy. Here is the overview of the most relevant initiatives.


The events programme


Conventions, debates, book presentations, exhibitions, film reviews, guided tours, flashmobs: these are the initiatives of the over 200 members of ASviS and of other civil society organizations that are active in Italy, aiming to raise awareness on the various aspects of sustainable development in line with the spirit of civil society involvement promoted by the United Nations. If you want to organize an event within the Festival, please register here.



The Festivals within the Festival



Numerous initiatives will take place across the country thanks to the involvement of the “Cities for sustainable development”. Many Italian cities have in fact organized “Urban Sustainable Development Festivals”, by opening their squares and other public spaces to sustainability.