Actions to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals through the participation of local actors: a territorial approach

Portugal (Alentejo and Algarve) and Spain (Estremadura and Andalusia)

Partnerships are not just one of the 5 Principles of the 2030 Agenda for sustainable development – People, Planet, Peace, Partnerships and Prosperity – they are also the pillar of the sustainable development strategy and the foundation for ensuring a fairer, more inclusive, dignified and sustainable world.  

The “ACCIONAD-ODS” project, implemented in the cross-border areas between Portugal and Spain, reflects a coherent intervention to boost smart, sustainable and inclusive growth, aimed at promoting sustainable cities and communities (SDG 11), sustainable production and consumption (SDG 12) and climate action (SDG 13). 

ACCIONAD-ODS brings a cross-regional look at the SDGs, representing an opportunity to address innovative sustainable development processes with different development actors. 



Overall: Improve communities’ ability to achieve the goals of SDGs 11, 12 and 13 through coordinated actions by local authorities and civil society organizations. 


Improve the capacities of administrations and public organizations in basic resource management (SDG11).

Increasing citizen participation and its political impact through the promotion of projects in the areas of production and consumption, implemented and managed by social entities and civil society (SDG12).

Improve the articulation of cross-border space through environmental projects promoted by social economy entities and local governments (SDG13). 



Municipalities of Alentejo and Algarve (technicians and municipal leaders), Civil Society Organizations (CSOs) and other social entities. 



This project aims to: 

Communicate and Raise Awareness 
Promote awareness of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs through awareness and communication actions directed at local government structures, the private sector and citizens. 

Train and Empower 
Strengthening the capacities of territorial actors, public actors, civil society, microenterprises, social and solidarity economy organizations for resource management, responsible consumption and a productive and sustainable economy. 

Mobilize and Appropriate 
Direct action for the appropriation of sustainable social and environmental practices by civil society through the creation and implementation of microprojects by associations, non-profit organizations, microenterprises and social and solidarity economy institutions. 



19/09/2019 Accionad ODS – A new Iberian Cooperation Project on the Sustainable Development Goals