Sustainable development in the European Union : Monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context. 2022

Sustainable development objectives have been at the heart of European policy-making for a longtime, firmly anchored in the European Treaties (1) and a mainstream part of key projects, sectorial policies and initiatives. The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and its 17 Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), adopted by the United Nations (UN) in September 2015, have given a new impetus to global efforts for achieving sustainable development. The EU and its Member States are committed to this historic global framework agreement and to playing an active role in maximising progress towards the SDGs.

Eurostat supports this approach through regular monitoring and reporting on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context. This publication is the sixth edition of Eurostat’s series of monitoring reports, which provide a quantitative assessment of the EU’s progress towards reaching the SDGs. This publication is based on the EU SDG indicator set, which includes indicators relevant to the EU and enables the monitoring of progress towards the goals in the context of long-term EU policies. It is aligned as far as appropriate with the UN list of global indicators, but it is not completely identical. This allows the EU SDG indicators to focus on monitoring EU policies and on phenomena particularly relevant in a European context.

The Eurostat monitoring report is a key tool for facilitating the coordination of SDG-related policies at both EU and Member State levels. As part of this process, it promotes the ongoing assessment and monitoring of progress in implementing the SDGs, and helps to highlight their cross-cutting nature and the links between them.

Document type
  • Report


Publication Year


European Union
Geographical focus
  • European Union (EU 27)
Scientifc field / Thematic focus
  • General

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Modified on June 9, 2022