In Col-lab we are convinced that the link between research and practice holds an enormous potential for developing solutions to improve our capacity to achieve collective goals. A core part of Col-lab focuses on the collection of data, insights and practices, to develop tools and methods that improve the quality of cooperation schemes.

For example, Col-lab supports the research of International Organizations regarding the implementation of long-term global agendas, where effective multi-actor partnerships and cooperation schemes are critical in order to achieve collective goals. Concretely, Col-lab is very active in the implementation of the Agenda 2030 and the Sustainable Development Goals. Among other projects, it supports the organizational and technical development of the European Commission’s Policy Forum on Development, which offers networks of CSOs and Local Authorities from the EU and its partner countries, as well as European institutions, a multi-stakeholder space for dialogue on the realization of Development goals.