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Europe Sustainable Development Report 2023/24

European Elections, Europe's Future and the Sustainable Development Goals

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Europe Sustainable Development Report 2023/24

The Europe Sustainable Development Report 2023/24 (5th edition) provides an independent quantitative assessment of the progress by the European Union, its member states and partner countries towards the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). In light of the upcoming European Elections and UN Summit of the future, this year’s edition identifies 10 priority actions for the incoming EU leadership to accelerate SDG implementation within Europe and internationally. In the context of a fragmented and multipolar world, the ESDR 2023/24 calls for decisive action by the EU to avoid dangerous environmental and social tipping points.

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The report assesses the progress of 38 countries on the SDGs: EU member states, European Free Trade Area (EFTA) countries, candidate countries, and the UK. This year, Finland, Sweden, and Denmark top the rankings. In addition to overall scores, we also feature a special spillover index and Leave-No-One-Behind index.

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Our interactive maps showcase the performance of countries on each of the 17 Sustainable Development Goals. Visualize countries' current performance or visualize trends to see which countries are on track. Dig into each of the 110 indicators covered in the Europe Sustainable Development Report 2023.

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Our report features a dedicated profile page for each EU member state and the EU overall, showing performance and trends by SDG and by indicator. By clicking on a goal or indicator, you can view historical timeseries (when available) and detailed indicator metadata in the side panel.

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Visualize and track countries' performance on each of the 98 trend indicators included in the Europe Sustainable Development Report 2023. The Data Explorer features historical data for countries from 2000 onwards. You can display all countries at once or select specific countries to compare.

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The entire report, datasets, and any additional materials are available free of charge and can be downloaded from our website. This includes our full report in PDF format, our Excel database with scores, ratings, trends, and raw values, our codebook, our methodology, and much more.


The Europe Sustainable Development Report 2023/24 is the fifth edition of our independent quantitative report on the progress of the European Union and its member states towards Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). The report was prepared by teams of independent experts at the Sustainable Development Solutions Network (SDSN) and SDSN Europe.

Guillaume Lafortune, Grayson Fuller, Adolf Kloke-Lesch, Phoebe Koundouri and Angelo Riccaboni (2024). European Elections, Europe’s Future and the SDGs: Europe Sustainable Development Report 2023/24. Paris: SDSN and SDSN Europe and Dublin: Dublin University Press, https://doi.org/10.25546/104407

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