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Abstract The development of improved forms of multi-level governance in Europe requires new mechanisms of collective learning. New concepts and tools for defining coherent systems of policy objectives and for evaluating actions and programmes are essential in this context. The concept of Sustainable Development (SD) points into the same direction. The commitment of the EU to conceive and implement all policies and programmes in accordance with the principles of SD makes it urgent to develop corresponding operational frameworks and tools. Sustainable Quality Management ® (SQM) is a coherent system for the conception, management and evaluation of sustainable development processes which was developed in the course of a series of European research and consultancy projects. The SQM system includes concepts, methods and Internet-based tools which have proved to be applicable and comprehensible in different European cultures. A “common language ” facilitates the exchange of experiences and views. Experiences to be presented include programming and evaluation of Structural Funds programmes. They show that it is not always easy to introduce such new management thinking in established administrative structures. However, SQM
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Education Level UG and PG ♦ Career/Technical Study