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People's Meeting, Denmark

Since 2018, our founders have been key drivers in the SDG Platform, Verdensmålenes Plads, at the Danish People’s Meeting, Folkemødet, which takes place every June in the island of Bornholm. In 2020, we took over as 2030beyond as the coordinator of the platform.

Folkemødet is the largest democracy festival in Scandinavia, and each year the festival welcomes thousands of visitors (60.000 in 2023) who participate in the thousands of events over the course of three days.
The SDG Platform, Verdensmålenes Plads, is one of the largest platforms at the festival. We have the ambition to bring stakeholders together across sectors, ages, political and cultural divides, to debate, innovate and co-create new ideas and partnerships for action around the SDGs.
In 2024, we hosted 37 events in our main tent, focusing on a wide range of topics; from global health to climate action, peace and security, food and water. See the program for the main events 2024 here.

We actively involve youth in our events. Students from vocational schools participate in the food tent, cooking alongside master chefs to promote sustainable food. Find the recipes developed by the culinary students here and follow them on Crafts4SDGs. Other students are engaged with sustainable construction and textiles.

The SDG platform at the Danish People’s Meeting serves as the global hub for knowledge and inspiration on how to host an SDG Festival. Through our collaboration with Danida Fellowship Center, we bring groups from Danida’s partner countries to Denmark for a 3-4 week learning program on SDG action, involving them actively in the festival. This has, so far, resulted in SDG Festivals happening in Kenya and Uganda.

The SDG platform is funded and co-created by a cross-sectoral host-group. Serving as the steering committee, the host-group contributes to the program with their own events, as well as monitors the programming and planning process.

The host-group consists of the below organisations:

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