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Social Initiatives and Sustainable Development

Degree in Social Initiatives and Sustainable Development
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Degree in Social Initiatives and Sustainable Development
Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS)

Working towards sustainability

Nebrija University Certificate
Certificate from CIFAL Málaga-UNITAR, United Nations Training Institute

Objetivos de Desarrollo Sostenible (ODS)

Civil society as a whole participates in the promotion of sustainable development, both in its role as recipient of the benefits derived from it, and as an agent of change and social transformation.

The 2030 Agenda is a global roadmap that aims to transform our world into a more sustainable and inclusive one, leaving no one behind. In this sense, civil society in its various forms of social organization (NGOs, NGDOs, universities, unions, social foundations, etc.) is called upon to play an active role in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs, because social initiatives also have the character of innovation with an impact on prosperity, social development and environmental sustainability.

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The range of possibilities for civil society's participation and effective action in sustainable development is increasingly growing. Its dynamism is characterized by networking and its action is materialized in the promotion of projects with an impact on social development, political advocacy, education and awareness for development, among many others.

Social initiatives have the potential to contribute to the achievement of all the SDGs, highlighting among them: SDG-1 (end of poverty), SDG-2 (end hunger), SDG-4 (quality education), SDG-5 (gender equality), SDG-11 (sustainable cities and communities), SDG-12 (sustainable production and consumption), SDG-13 (action to combat climate change) and SDG-17 (global partnership for the achievement of the goals).

Nebrija University offers the Expert Degree in Social Initiatives and the 2030 Agenda with the aim of contributing to the strengthening of the knowledge and skills of civil society actors in sustainable development.

The curriculum is made up of two fundamental modules that address the most relevant aspects of sustainable development and the role of social initiatives in the implementation of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.

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  • Study the conceptual and practical foundations of sustainable development within the framework of the 2030 Agenda and the SDGs.
  • Provide students with key knowledge and tools to understand sustainable development from an international multi-actor approach.
  • Promote management skills based on knowledge of the role of the public sector in sustainable development and the SDGs.
  • Promote the implementation of multi-actor partnerships in order to achieve the SDGs.
  • Provide technical tools for the management of sustainable development projects in international cooperation.


Módulo 1.
Sustainable development in the international agenda
  • 3 ECTS | Sustainable Development in the context of development cooperation
  • 3 ECTS | Multi-actor partnerships for sustainable development
Módulo 2.
Social initiatives and sustainable development
  • 3 ECTS | Entrepreneurship and social innovation for sustainable development
  • 3 ECTS | Education and awareness for sustainable development
  • 3 ECTS | Political advocacy for civil society organizations
  • 2 ECTS | Case study workshop

Total credits: 17 ECTS


MS Mayte Serrano AB Alejandra Boni CC Cecilia Carballo
MG Martha Goyeneche JA José Antonio Alonso TO Tahina Ojeda Medina