Bridge 47 have released a publication on 'Cross-Sectoral Cooperation for Sustainable Futures', written by Dr. Jana Arbeiter and Dr. Maja Bučar. 


Cross-sectoral cooperation is important to strengthen the coherence and collaboration, as well as mobilisation of resources needed for addressing systemic challenges, implementing the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), and enabling transformative change.

Building or strengthening cross-sectoral multi-stakeholder groups or coalitions within SDG Target 4.7, can support equipping everyone with the knowledge, skills and competencies needed to contribute to a more sustainable and just future.

Multi-stakeholder groups or coalitions in support of SDG Target 4.7 on a local, regional and global level are essential mechanisms for promoting and implementing sustainable development. They can enable coherence and collaboration, as well as pooling of expertise and resources needed for co-creation of the relevant policy proposals linked to the implementation of SDG Target 4.7.

Building and strengthening multi-stakeholder groups or coalitions require a clear basis for establishing well-defined relationships within the multi-stakeholder groups or coalitions, well-designed structures and operating procedures and strong coordination. But most importantly, they have the potential to combine key stakeholders from relevant sectors of society, which can advocate for the implementation of SDG Target
4.7 and the (co)-creation of appropriate policies that address global justice, sustainability, and key global challenges.

This publication is part of a series of publications commissioned to support advocacy for more space for Target 4.7 and Agenda 2030 in European and global policies. The publications are created to encourage discussion and represent the author’s view on the topic.