Invitation to Webinar: Sustainability in Business: How Can Businesses Prepare for the Supply Chain Act?



SARA project partner Wirtschaftsförderungsgesellschaft des Kreises Rendsburg-Eckernförde mbH & Co. KG invites to the online event "Sustainability in business: How can businesses prepare for the Supply Chain Act?" on 26 August. The web seminar will cover the topic of the impact and challenges around the German Supply Chain Act, which will come into force on 1st January 2023. According to the the current draft bill for the Supply Chain Act of the European Commission, companies will be obliged to verify to what extent their supply chains are organised in terms of sustainability.
Markus Körber (Head of Department for Economy, Foreign Trade and Internal Market at the Hanse-Office of the Federal States of Hamburg and Schleswig-Holstein), and Werner Koopmann (Head of the International Division of the Lübeck Chamber of Commerce and Industry) will provide insights on prospects and obligations suppliers and service providers have to meet in the future.
Participation is free, but registration is required. Click here to register.

Online-Seminar: Best practices for sustainability





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Invitation to online seminar: Best practices for sustainability



On 22 April 2021, the SARA project partners invite to the online seminar "Implementing the UN Sustainable Development Goals in Denmark and Germany". Participants will receive ideas on how to use the SDGs as a catalyst for the development of regions and companies.
As keynote speaker, Stine Kirstein Junge, who is responsible for the implementation of the SDGs at UNDP, will give an impulse on how the SDGs are and will be the framework for global and local sustainable development. Furthermore, Danish and German companies and public administrations will present their best practice examples.


There will be simultaneous interpretation in Danish and German. Participation in the workshop is free, but registration is required. Click here for the programme

Online workshop: sustainable economy - Strategic sustainability goals as innovation drivers



Invitation to the online workshop: sustainable economy - Strategic sustainability goals as innovation drivers



The SARA project partners organise an online workshop on 31 March . The workshop will take a closer look at sustainable supply chains and products.  You will also be introduced to young companies which business models are based on sustainability.  Get inspired by the presentations and practical examples and  discover potentials for your own company. Click here for the workshop programme with the registration link. (in German)

Insights from the OECD project on UN Sustainable Development Goals  



At the meeting of the SARA partners on 15 December, the Southern Denmark Region presented its work in the OECD project "A Territorial Approach to the Sustainable Development Goals". The project has showcased how cities and regions in different parts of the world work with the Sustainable Development Goals. The Region of Southern Denmark participated together with regions such as Flandern in Belgium, Viken in Norway and Cordoba in Argentina and the city Bonn in Germany, Kitakyushu in Japan. The OECD developed an online tool for working with the Sustainable Development Goals that they consider relevant for regions and cities. The OECD published a report for each of the participating regions and cities. The report recommends ways to continue working with the UN SDGs. For example, by using the regional development strategy to support and raise awareness about SDGs in the region and its municipalities. Another example is to identify and further potentials of public private partnerships through the SDGs by exploring instruments like public procurement.  


Please find the Report on Southern Denmark here.

Green light for the German-Danish cooperation  



The SARA partners met for a kick-off on 3 December 2020. Aims of the meeting were to gain a better understanding of the partners’ competencies and roles within the project. Furthermore, the project partners discussed about the status and the further procedure in the individual work packages. The common goal of the partners is to adapt the global approach of the 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to local conditions in the German-Danish border region as well as to the requirements of the respective organisations and to apply the sustainability in practice.

SARA receives funding from Interreg Deutschland-Danmark programme    



The Monitoring Commitee of Interreg approved the project application of SARA during their biannual meeting which due to the COVID-19 pandemic this time took place online. The Interreg programme Deutschland-Danmark will provide funding of around 610.000 Euros for the coming two years.