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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development

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The 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development (2030 Agenda) is an action plan promoted by the United Nations (UN) to promote sustainable development in favor of people, the planet, prosperity and peace, both for national and international policies (approved in September 2015, after its signature by 193 countries: A / RES / 70/1)

This 2030 Agenda defines its Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) until the year 2030, and represents a qualitative leap to the previous UN Agenda of the "Millennium Development Goals (MDG)" (set for the period 2000-2015). These SDGs are universal and affect all countries (developed and developing) and all public and private, national and international actors (governments, UN, EU, companies, families, consumers, universities, civil society, etc.) , who are co-responsible for contributing to its achievement.


With this, you create a new paradigm of sustainable development in its three interdependent dimensions -- economic, social and environmental --, which demonstrates the close interrelation between the 17 SDGs (with their 169 goals) defined:

Role of universities in the 2030 Agenda

The 2030 Agenda directly links Universities in its SDG 4 (Education) to “Ensure inclusive, equitable and quality education and promote lifelong learning opportunities for all” and, it also grants a transcendental role to research and innovation (especially in SDG 9), areas where universities have a leading role.


Beyond these SDG 4 and SDG 9, the entirety of the 2030 Agenda demands that universities and the university community play an essential and active role in their achievement, especially in three strategic dimensions:

  • Through the production, transmission and transfer of knowledge, that is, by developing its essential functions of teaching and research.
  • As a place of exchange, socialization and social transformation, through university extension and the link with its socio-economic environment.
  • To establish alliances with companies, public administrations and civil society (NGOs, foundations, etc.), sharing common objectives that contribute to the SDGs.

The URJC and the 2030 Agenda

csr report 2020The Rey Juan Carlos University wants to become an international benchmark as "University 2030", taking advantage of the design of the Strategic Plan to promote and align efforts of the university community around the 17 SDGs.

We want our students understand and address the challenges generated by the 2030 Agenda, which the Administrative staff mobilize to contribute to the SDGs, and that the PDI be motivated to integrate the SDGs into their teaching, and to investigate and propose innovative solutions that collaborate in achieving this challenge. We want to form a united community in the fight against poverty and inequality, develop new technologies and methods to improve health and access to drinking water, enhance educational quality, increase energy efficiency and environmental care, and create a fairer society. and peaceful.

Our university takes on this challenge, and joins in contributing to the advancement of the SDGs through the strategic project “URJC-2030”, which seeks to align the efforts of our entire university community to achieve the greatest possible impact on the SDGs and make our institution a university benchmark in this regard.



Results report on the perception, connection and contribution of the URJC to the SDGs 

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URJC actions to disseminate the SDGs:

See videos with the initiatives


13Target 13.3: “Improve education, awareness and human and institutional capacity regarding climate change mitigation, adaptation to it, reduction of its effects and early warning”.



Planting of 17 trees on the Alcorcón, Aranjuez and Vicálvaro campuses. They will also be planted shortly on the Fuenlabrada Campus and, later, on the other campuses. Each of the 17 trees is associated with a metal plate as a signage with the logo and text of the associated SDG, the project's motto and its QR code. The locations have been agreed with the campus managers and can be seen in the following images. You can also see one of the examples of the signaling plates.

2. A STEP FOR EACH SDG. Vinyls placed on very busy stairs

17 vinyls have been pasted on each step of the stairs of the main building of the rectory (attached to the elevators) and of the Quintana building. The vinyls refer to each of the SDGs with a central text, along with the logo and the QR of the “URJC-2030” project. The design chosen for each step of its respective SDG can be seen in the following figures.

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3. A GRAFFITI FOR AN SDG. A realistic graffiti on campus

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Target 4.1: “By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education and produce relevant and effective learning outcomes.”

Target 13.2: “Incorporate measures related to climate change in national policies, strategies and plans”.

Target 1.3: “Implement nationally appropriate social protection systems and measures for all, including floors, and, by 2030, achieve broad coverage of the poor and vulnerable.”

Large realistic graffiti (5 meters by 2,5 meters) has been painted on the Fuenlabrada, Móstoles, Alcorcón and Vicálvaro campuses. The graffiti refer to key issues of the 2030 Agenda, selected to highlight some of the main challenges included in the SDGs.

Graffiti located on the Alcorcón campus Graffiti located on the Fuenlabrada campus Mural located on the Móstoles campus Painted mural on the Vicálvaro campus
Graffiti located on the Alcorcón campus Graffiti located on the Fuenlabrada campus Mural located on the Móstoles campus Painted mural on the Vicálvaro campus

4. T-SHIRTS. A QR code in motion

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710 black and white t-shirts have been made and will be distributed in the rest of the activities. The design highlights the QR code and the “URJC-2030” project logo, as can be seen in the following figures.

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5. STICKERS. For all those who want to identify themselves with the “URJC-2030” project

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2.000 stickers have been made with the project's logo and QR code, in three different sizes.

6. FREESTYLE BATTLE. Rape talking about development

10Target 10.2: “By 2030, empower and promote the social, economic, and political inclusion of all people, regardless of age, gender, disability, race, ethnicity, origin, religion, or economic or other status."



This activity takes place with two cockfights, on the 26th in Móstoles (13:00-15:00) and on the 27th in Vicálvaro (13:00-15:00). In each fight, 16 people improvise on the random ODS, with the top two fighting known rappers. The event is organized in collaboration with RoyalRap Madrid, with a DJ and an entertainer to organize the fights on stages prepared for the event.

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7. WORLD MAP. the world can change

10 1 3 13 4Target 10.3: “Guarantee equal opportunities and reduce inequality of results, including by eliminating discriminatory laws, policies and practices and promoting appropriate legislation, policies and measures in this regard”.

Target 1.2: “By 2030, reduce at least by half the proportion of men, women and children of all ages living in poverty in all its dimensions according to national definitions.

Target: 3.3: “By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, waterborne diseases, and other diseases.”

Target 13.2: “Incorporate measures related to climate change in national policies, strategies and plans”.

Target 4.1: “By 2030, ensure that all girls and boys complete free, equitable and quality primary and secondary education and produce relevant and effective learning outcomes.”


15 world maps have been selected where the size of each country is related to a key variable for sustainable development (deaths from infectious diseases, CO emissions2, illiteracy, primary and secondary schooling, etc.). The totem poles of the university are used so that world maps can be seen for a week. The definitive design of one of the world maps can be seen in the following figure.

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8. UNDERWATER LIFE. Not everything can be so fast...

14 Meta 14.1: "By 2025, prevent and significantly reduce marine pollution of all kinds, in particular from land-based activities, including marine debris and nutrient pollution.



A vinyl has been designed to cover the exterior walls of the Fuenlabrada grades hall on the morning of November 26, from 9:30 a.m. to 14:30 p.m. In this activity, a video is viewed with 3D glasses that reflects what is happening with the oceans: the 3D viewer will discover sensory surprises!

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9. WOMAN SILHOUETTES. There are stones to fall, milestones to reach

5 Target 5.5: “Ensure the full and effective participation of women and equal opportunities for leadership at all decision-making levels in political, economic and public life.



In the dining hall of the Móstoles Campus, silhouettes of women have been designed that rise as historical difficulties fall (stones) that mark significant examples of gender inequality. The timeline at the bottom shows the evolution of progress towards gender equality, highlighting some of the main planetary milestones that have been achieved in gender equality and the milestones also achieved in Spain. Then on the right appears the silhouette of a woman and a girl that are filled with colored stickers where the public can write what they consider to be milestones to be reached or barriers yet to be jumped until real gender equality can be achieved. in the year 2030.

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10. FAIR TRADE. Treat yourself…and contribute

17 Goal: 17.12: “Achieve timely achievement of duty-free and quota-free market access on a lasting basis for all least developed countries, in accordance with World Trade Organization decisions, including by ensuring that preferential rules of origin applicable to imports from least developed countries are transparent and simple and contribute to facilitating market access”.



This activity is developed with a fair trade stand that will be on November 26 at the Móstoles campus.

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11. SUIT AGING. This is going to happen, but don't get overwhelmed, for now be empathic...

3 Goal: 3.d: “Strengthen the capacity of all countries, in particular developing countries, in early warning, risk reduction and management of national and global health risks”.



This activity takes place on the Móstoles and Alcorcón campuses and with it you can feel the effects of aging by trying on a suit that hinders your motor, visual, and auditory abilities, etc.

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12. DO NOT HESITATE, APPLY. Questionnaire: how supportive are you?

17Target 17.2: “Ensure that developed countries fully honor their commitments to official development assistance, including the commitment by many developed countries to reach the target of allocating 0,7% of gross national income to official development assistance developing countries and between 0,15% and 0,20% of gross national income to official development assistance to least developed countries; Providers of official development assistance are encouraged to consider setting a target to allocate at least 0,20% of gross national income to official development assistance to least developed countries.”


In this activity, people go through a kind of consulting room in which they must answer a few questions in relation to solidarity and that make them see that their contribution is important for the achievement of the SDGs. If he answers correctly and gets three other people to come to the office, he is given "prizes" (t-shirt and stickers) from the "URJC-2030" project.

QUESTIONNAIRE: Go to the questionnaire

13. AIDS: get informed!

3Goal: 3.3: “By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, waterborne diseases, and other communicable diseases.”



This activity allows people to voluntarily take an AIDS test, while at the same time learning about this disease, its scope and medical possibilities for its treatment.


3Goal: 3.3: “By 2030, end the epidemics of AIDS, tuberculosis, malaria, and neglected tropical diseases and combat hepatitis, waterborne diseases, and other communicable diseases.”



Extraordinary Scientific Sessions at the Royal National Academy of Medicine of Spain:

  • November 25, 2019 (16:00 PM): “Challenges of infectious diseases in a globalized world: resistance to antibiotics and health in international travel”

Among other topics, the priority lines of the new "National Plan against resistance to antibiotics 2019-2021" will be analyzed by Prof. Juan Emilio Losa, Head of Infectious Diseases at Fundación Alcorcón University Hospital and Prof. of Medicine at the URJC.

  • November 27, 2019 (18:00 PM): "Malaria: advances and keys for its eradication"

Among other issues, the update of the Global Malaria Program of the World Health Organization (WHO) will be discussed by Prof. Pedro L. Alonso Fernández, Director of the WHO Global Malaria Program.

Coordinates: Prof. Ángel Gil de Miguel, Corresponding Academician and Professor of Preventive Medicine at the URJC. Venue: assembly hall of the Royal National Academy of Medicine of Spain. c/ Arrieta 12. Madrid 28013.

15. EFFICIENT CLASSROOM. Energy Saving Measures and Improvement of Environmental Comfort


Incorporation of Energy Saving Measures and Improvement of Environmental Comfort in a typical classroom of the URJC:

  • Change of lighting technology: LED luminaires.
  • Control of lighting on/off by presence.
  • Update of the control system.
  • Temperature regulation with sensor installed in the classroom.
  • Stop of the Air Conditioning System due to opening of windows.
  • Night ventilation to reduce classroom temperature.
  • Compensation curves for outside temperature.
  • Change of economic-comfort operating regime.

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Production of thermal energy for heating-cooling and domestic hot water through a Geothermal Heat Pump and Solar Thermal Panels. Photovoltaic Panels provide the electrical energy necessary for the operation of geothermal energy.

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Incorporation of 2 Electric Vehicle Recharging Points that serve 4 parking spaces in Departmental 1

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smart flowerIntelligent solar energy production system

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Universities play a very relevant role when it comes to help implement the Sustainable Development Goals, incorporating them into their teaching activities, in such a way that they guide the curricular contents, but also assuming them as a human activity and incorporating them into their day to day life. In this sense, Spanish universities have great experience when it comes to complementing university education with environmental awareness-raising activities, at the same time that they are concerned with minimizing the environmental impact of all their activities. This is how this project comes to strengthen these university actions in favor of sustainable development, familiarizing the university community with the 2030 Agenda and involving them in its achievement.


activatedThe Rey Juan Carlos University, through the Green Office, Vice President for Planning and Strategy, launches for the second consecutive year, the initiative ACTIVATE+/REACTIVATE+ developed in collaboration with the International NGO Global Action Plan (GAP) with the support of Fundación Montemadrid and Bankia. The Asociation GAP-Spain) is a non-profit organization, member of the international organization Global Action Plan (GAP). Its programs aim to improve people's living conditions by reducing the impact we generate on the environment

This project has been chosen for its continuity within the ENVIRONMENT AND SUSTAINABLE DEVELOPMENT call, of the Montemadrid Foundation course 2020. It started during the 2019/2020 academic year and we continue with the 2nd edition in the 2020/2021 academic year.




The Activate+/Reactivate+2021 program

 The program ACTIVATE+/REACTIVATE+ 2021 It is proposed as a participatory program, developed by people who study and work at the University. It allows improving efficiency in the management of energy, water, mobility, biodiversity and waste, focused on activities related to university life and with the aim of involving the entire community. Its frame of reference is Sustainable Development Goals of United Nations.

Within the ACTIVATE + REACTIVATE+ program there are two phases:

  •  REACTIVATE+ (15H)


IMPORTANT!!! If you have already carried out this activity in 2020, you can directly access REACTIVATE+2021

It is an online awareness program to contribute individually to compliance with the Sustainable Development Goals, launched by the United Nations in its 2030 Agenda.

Its objective is to improve the efficiency in the use of resources, reduce the negative impact of our Activities on the planet and, in turn, favor the circular and local economy.

You will be able to implement a series of recommendations to minimize the impact of your activity on the environment. Activate+ encourages you to work on 4 fundamental areas.get active for the weather.

  • 1 Get active for water SDG6
  • 2 Get active for responsible consumption SDG12
  • 3 Get active for the climate SDG13
  • 4 Get active for the SDG11 community

You will have manuals and questionnaires at your fingertips with which you can reflect and modify your consumption habits and also check your evolution. And all this just by adapting some of your daily routines


From December 18, 2020 to June 1, 2021. Activity open continuously

The activity must be completed before July 30, 2021


Firstly, sign up with the email of the University depending on the group to which you belong in the following links:

If you're Student sign up by clicking here

If you're Administration and Services Staff (PAS) sign up by clicking here

If you're Research Teaching Staff (PDI) or Research Staff (PPI) sign up by clicking here

Once you fill in the registration form, a link will appear, click on the campus to which you belong.

Already on the registration page you will see a University code that corresponds to your campus. Do not change it or we will not be able to certify your participation.

You will receive a confirmation email with your password. IF after some time you see that it has not arrived, check your SPAM folder


With your email and password you can access your personal page

You will have to fill in the first questionnaire on Climate Action.

Once answered on the personal page you can download the first manual.

Each week the following topic will be activated and you will receive an email with the link to the following questionnaire and after filling it out you will access the second manual. So consecutively until completing the four themes.

Finally, you will receive a link to complete the final questionnaire and thus know what your contribution is to the fulfillment of the Sustainable Development Goals.

To obtain a certificate, the activity must be completed before July 30, 2021


In the first place, you will have managed to collaborate with thousands of people to achieve the objectives set by the United Nations for the year 2030, helping to improve the situation of the planet.

If you are a student and complete all 4 topics and complete the final questionnaire, you will receive a recognition of 0,5 credits.

If you are PAS, PDI or PPI you will receive a participation certificate



IMPORTANT!!! If you carried out the ACTIVATE+ activity in 2020 you can participate in this REACTIVATE+ 2021 phase directly

REACTIVATE +2021 It is the second phase of this program.

It is a purely participatory phase, in which the opinions of the participants will play a key role in the change towards more positive behaviors around the SDGs at the University.

REACTIVATE+2021 consists of the creation of research-action groups, made up of students, PDI PPI and PAS.

These groups will be in charge of proposing solutions/actions to reduce the environmental impact of the activities carried out at the University, thus contributing to the achievement of the SDGs.

The work of the research-action group will focus on SDG 12: Responsible Production and Consumption. With this, we give continuity to the results of REACTIVATE+ from the previous edition, where it emerged as one of the topics of greatest interest. We will deal with aspects related to waste and food management as an objective of action.

The work will consist of the investigation of the starting situation and the proposal and development of specific actions aimed at its improvement.


It is essential to have previously registered in the first phase, ACTIVATE + We remind you thatIf you have already carried out this activity in 2020, you can directly access REACTIVATE+2021

You sign up for the REACTIVATE+ Phase, with the University email by clicking here

The groups will be composed of all the collectives


Due to the current epidemiological situation, the 2nd Phase REACTIVATE+2021 will be held online. The option of carrying out some actions in person will be decided by consensus of the working group according to the evolution of the circumstances and the needs of the proposed actions.

Once the group is constituted and under the advice of the GAP team, the following workshops and activities will be held:

  • Online activation workshop (1.5h): The group formed by telephone/email will be in charge of selecting the area in which they will work. To do this, the 17 SDGs will be presented in a chat session and those that are considered most appropriate to improve the situation of the center and involve everyone in its improvement will be chosen from them. In this online workshop, the design of data collection will also be carried out in order to analyze the initial situation (initial audit) and the methodology to be followed to carry out the measurements. It also includes motivational activities to encourage them to participate.
  • 1st Audit (4h): After the workshop, the measurements of the initial situation will be carried out according to the methodology established at the GAP proposal in the workshop. After the measurements, the group will send the data to GAP through the moodle platform and the GAP team will carry out an analysis of the data. The measurements will be made depending on the possibility of doing them in situ or not. In the event that they cannot be carried out in the selected spaces, the existing behaviors by the people of the university community in relation to the chosen topic/s will be analyzed through a personal evaluation system and sending of the information to the team. of GAP and those that are considered negative, in relation to compliance with the SDGs, will be selected to work on them.
  • Re+action online workshop (1,5 h): In this workshop, the data obtained in the measurements will be analyzed through a chat session and the research, action and communication plan will be designed with the group to be developed in the center in the following months (and in subsequent courses depending on the proposals that are generated) and thus comply with the SDGs that have been selected as the object of work.
  • Communication actions (4h): In this period, the action/communication actions that have been decided in the workshop will be carried out. In the event that they cannot be done directly in the selected spaces, virtual systems will be used.
  • 2st Audit (3h): After the execution and/or selection of the proposed actions, both management and awareness, the group will carry out the same measurements again (final audit) and thus be able to check if any change has been developed in relation to the actions proposed in the course. corresponding school. These measurements will be sent to GAP through the Moodle platform, and the GAP team will prepare an analysis of these data and the initial ones.
  • Online celebration workshop (1h):After analyzing the results obtained, both by the GAP team, each research-action group establishes the way in which it will return the results to the rest of the people in the center, to make them share in the achievements. A celebration will also be held in this phase, which will be established jointly with the dean's office and the corresponding Vice-rectorate. This workshop will also contemplate analyzing the continuity of what has been done. In the event that it has been previously decided that a public act is going to take place, decisions are made in the session.

Table-summary of project tasks and schedule 



Activation workshop (1,5h)


1st Audit (field work and research) (4h)


Re+action workshop (1,5 h)


Communication actions (4h)


2st Audit (field work and research) (3h)


Celebration workshop and final act (1h)



An initial meeting will be held on January 20, 2021 for 30 minutes, from 13.00:13 p.m. to 30:XNUMX p.m.

link to the meeting https://us02web.zoom.us/j/83829004532?pwd=T2NQSDlUNk9IQTVJY2NCMTgwY2RHZz09

The calendar of the rest of the actions will be agreed upon in the working group among the options proposed by the organizers of the activity in the months established in the program


First of all, you will have collaborate with thousands of people to get them fulfilled the objectives set by the United Nations for the year 2030, helping to improve the situation of the planet through direct actions in the URJC.

If you are a student and you finish the REACTIVATE+ phase, you will receive a recognition of 0,8 credits.

If you are PAS, PDI or PPI you will receive a certificate of participation.