A novel integrated framework for Sustainable Human Development in Europe

A novel integrated framework for Sustainable Human Development in Europe

Presentation and discussion of the novel framework for Sustainable Human Development (SHD) in Europe to place economic growth and human flourishing within social and environmental boundaries.

The framework combines the global policy framework of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development with the theoretical insights of the Human Development paradigm and other critical perspectives and schools of thought. Taken together, they allow for the integration of the dimensions of social, environmental, and economic sustainability into a new integrated framework, in order to consolidate the SHD paradigm for its mainstreaming and uptake at all levels. Moreover, the framework relies on the Quintuple Helix model to introduce the constellation of actors – government, business, academia, civil society, natural environment – potentially driving the transition towards SHD, assigning them a dynamic role for all SHD pillars.

All in all, the ambition of this framework – elaborated as part of the SPES project funded by Horizon Europe – is to offer a theoretically-grounded and policy-oriented framework to guide measurement systems, research activities and policy discussion in reconciling the multiple facets of sustainability transitions towards SHD.

Introduction (14.00-14.15)
Alejandra Boni – Full Professor at Universidad Politécnica de Valencia (UPV) and Deputy Director of Ingenio Research Institute (CSIC-UPV)

Guest speaker (14.15-14.45)
Mario Biggeri – Full professor in Applied Economics at the University of Florence and Scientific Coordinator of the SPES project

Discussion (14.45-15.15)
Romina Boarini – Director of the Centre on Well-Being, Inclusion, Sustainability and Equal Opportunity (WISE), OECD
Heriberto Tapia – Research and Strategic Partnership Advisor of the Human Development Report Office, UNDP
Andrea Ceglia – Policy assistant to the Director for Prosperity in DG Research and Innovation, European Commission

Q&A session (15.15-15.45)
Moderated by Andrea Ferrannini – coordinator of Local Development unit at ARCO (Action Research for CO-development) and Project Manager of the SPES project

The seminar is part of the 2023 Human Development and Capability Association Global Dialogue Week that has been held online between the 13th and 17th of November.

Global Dialogue Week (GDW) is a free online event open to everyone. It features parallel sessions and webinars that bring together academics, leaders, and practitioners in human development, as well as diverse voices from around the world, to discuss both the most pressing global challenges and emerging issues in human-centered development.