This publication, entitled ‘Sustainable development in the European Union — Monitoring report on progress towards the SDGs in an EU context (2020 edition)’, is the fourth in the series of annual monitoring exercises launched by Eurostat in 2017. It is based on the EU SDG indicator set that was developed to monitor progress towards the SDGs in an EU context. The set was adopted in May 2017 by the European Statistical System Committee and most recently reviewed in late 2019 (see Annex II on page 348 for the complete set of indicators used in this report).
The SDG monitoring report is now also more closely linked to the European Semester. Therefore, a new chapter on status and progress of EU Member States towards the SDGs has been integrated in this edition (see page 321).