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Europe’s Man on the Moon Project New "Talking Progress" Podcast episode: A Conversation between Robert Habeck and Margrethe Vestager
How can regulatory frameworks best serve people while also upholding democratic principles? Tune in to an exclusive one-on-one conversation between the Executive Vice President of the European Commission for the Digital Age and Competition, Margrethe Vestager, and the Co-Chairman of the German Green Party, Robert Habeck.
Join us for an online panel discussion with Elisabeth Niejahr, Thomas Kleine-Brockhoff and moderator Sumi Somaskanda on Wednesday, 15 September 2021, 6:00 p.m. (Berlin), 12:00 p.m. (D.C.).
Progressives Against the Far-Right New "Talking Progress" Podcast episode with Catherine de Vries, Cas Mudde and Johannes Hillje
National lockdowns, vaccine rollout strategies, and the shutdown of international travel have introduced the national framework as a dominating force. Tune in to this episode to hear Catherine de Vries and Cas Mudde discuss what this all means for the electoral chances of right-wing populists and how progressives must respond right now.
From 9-11 June the progressive community came together for the 2021 Progressive Governance Digital Summit (PGS21) to debate how to make the 2020s a decade of progress. With the pandemic warranting bold action, speakers and participants focused on how to seize the current momentum to implement progressive change.
New EU-Survey: What EU policies do citizens expect from the next German government? Study with representative survey by Johannes Hillje and Dr. Christine Pütz
As the general elections in Germany draw nearer, Angela Merkel’s time as Chancellor, and thus an era of German EU policy-making, is coming to an end. A new German government will step onto the EU policy stage. This year’s “Actually European!?” study examines the expectations that citizens have of the next German government’s EU policy. Moreover, the long-term study, now in its third year, surveys what Germans perceive to be the country’s role within the EU.
Artists and cultural workers are among the worst affected by the coronavirus pandemic. While some countries have offered support, others have let their artists down. Especially independent creators without connections to well-established cultural institutions are struggling. In this Interview, Dr Michael Wimmer, a renowned political scientist, offers an overview of this sector’s current situation and future challenges. An industry that he predicts will permanently change due to the pandemic’s wave of digitisation.
Campaigning on a centre-left platform amid a pandemic: lessons from the Dutch 2021 election Online debate with Noortje Thijssen and René Cuperus
As part of year-round activities complementing the annual Progressive Governance Summit, Das Progressive Zentrum and its London-based partner organisation Policy Network invited two Dutch experts to discuss take-aways from Europe’s first key parliamentary election this year.
Democrats Abroad: US citizens mobilizing around the world during the 2020 US Election An interview with international chair Julia Bryan
An estimated nine million Americans are living outside the US, from which 6.5 million are eligible to vote. Many are young and progressive, yet turnout has historically been low. How did this block of voters influence the historic 2020 United States election? And how did organizers engage voters around the world? Julia Bryan, international chair of Democrats Abroad, explains what motivated around 18,000 volunteers to participate in the mobilization effort and why even small increases in voter turnout are vital for the success of Democratic candidates at all levels of US politics.
At the beginning of 2021, the world waited in anticipation for Joe Biden to be inaugurated the 46th President of the United States and the first woman Vice-President, Kamala Harris. 100 days later, what is the state of democracy in the United States and the transatlantic partnership?
Progressive Motors The social movements and campaigns leading the United States into a new era
During the 2020 United States Election, countless actors played pivotal roles in securing Democratic victories. What role did social movements play during this historic year for US politics and how did political campaigns successfully mobilize during a pandemic? The articles below provide an inside look at moments and campaigns that will shape the US political landscape for years to come.
Macomb County, Michigan The lasting influence of Trump and the future of swing districts
During the 2020 elections, not only the president was on the ballot: the entire House of Representatives, one third of the Senate, and State Legislatures across the country were up for election. With a contentious and divisive presidential incumbent on top of the Republican ticket, it was unclear if voters in swing states would split their votes, meaning: would independents and moderates vote Democrat for President, but Republican down ballot? This interview dives deep into a swing district and analyses a changing America.
Knocking on Doors Canvassing during the 2021 Georgia Run-Off Election
Across the United States, countless political advocacy groups, unions, and other civil society groups mobilized during the 2020 US Presidential Election. From grassroots to professional, these organizations helped tens of thousands of people to get out the vote for their candidates. Below is an interview with canvassers about their experiences canvassing during the 2021 Georgia Run-Off Election.
What kind of policies are needed to support the European arts and culture scene? How can new digital spaces empower cultural actors across Europe? To answer these questions, Das Progressive Zentrum and the Goethe-Institut organised the “Europe takes part!” digital summit on 29 April 2021.
At the beginning of 2021, the world waited in anticipation for Joe Biden to be inaugurated the 46th President of the United States and the first woman Vice-President, Kamala Harris. As they approach their 100th day in office, what has changed for the transatlantic partnership?
In the aftermath of the Dutch general election on 17 March 2021, join Das Progressive Zentrum and Policy Network to discuss the outcome and lessons learned for Europe’s progressives in times of COVID-19. What are the key takeaways for progressive actors from across the continent?
A new cooperation platform for civil society will launch its exploration phase on 1 March 2021. The “European Hub for Civic Engagement” will strengthen democracy in Europe by providing a digital infrastructure for activists and operatives of civil society organisations (CSOs). Since 2019, the “Hub” has been developed in an extensive consultation process involving hundreds of civil society actors from across Europe.
Daring More Europe: A New Progressive Eastern Policy Discussion Paper "New Progressive Ostpolitik for Europe"
This Discussion Paper takes a closer look at the current challenges of the European foreign policy vis-à-vis Russia and sketches a vision for a new generation of Ostpolitik, aiming at organizing European unity as well as strengthening the EU’s strategic alliances in Eastern Europe and across the Atlantic.
A Nation Seeking Redemption The Biden administration must atone for the past four years by delivering tangible relief, recovery, and reform.
Joe Biden is the 46th President of the United States. From the minute he is sworn in, his administration will begin working on reversing many of his predecessor’s legacies on climate change, immigration, and domestic policy. Underlying these efforts will be the challenge of unifying a country in an era of rampant disinformation. To guide the country through this fact-rejecting fog and towards social and economic justice, the new administration must deliver visible relief and recovery.
In 2020, we celebrate the 50th anniversary of Willy Brandt’s historical gesture in Warsaw. The so-called “Warsaw genuflection” was a symbol of reconciliation and dialogue between the East and the West. Today, we should see it as an inspiration for a new generation of Ostpolitik, especially taking a note on what is happening inside of the EU and just at its borders as well as the brand new reality in transatlantic relations.
A public sphere is not only created and stimulated through media or marketplaces – but also art and culture. Since they play such an important role in Europe and for connecting people, Das Progressive Zentrum felt like it was important to give them both a role at this Summit.