Mission and goals

CIFAL Málaga aims to provide opportunities for training and exchange of good practices, tools and strategies between local and regional authorities, international organisations, private sector and civil society; and to support local actors, improving their decision-making processes by increasing their leadership in their implementation of innovative solutions at the local level, so that all this has an impact on the achievement of the Sustainable Development Goals of Agenda 2030. Agenda 2030 Sustainable Development Goals.

The main goal of the CIFAL Málaga centre is to become a reference training centre for Southern Europe, the Maghreb and North Africa. Its goal is to be able to reach different cities in the Mediterranean, where local, regional and national leaders can acquire the skills that will allow them to build the foundations for sustainable development in their communities and, finally, have an impact on improving the quality of life of the society as a whole and the territories of their neighbouring countries.

This goal includes hundreds of children and young people who have already been through the SDGs training workshops.


The Network’s CIFAL centres address four thematic areas: Social Inclusion, Environmental Sustainability, Economic Development, Urban Governance and Planning. Each centre specialises in at least two of these areas. In the case of CIFAL Málaga centre, taking into account the needs and priorities of local actors in our region, as well as the extensive experience that the city already has, it will specialise in two central areas: