The Progressive Governance Series is a regular gathering of progress-oriented actors to map out a social and economic reform agenda. From Santiago to London, Oslo, Dublin, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Stockholm to Berlin, Progressive Governance has been held as an international summit since 1999.
On changing key topics, decision-makers and thought leaders discuss new ideas, develop strategies and work on alliances for centre-left parties and social movements.
About the Progressive Governance Digital Summit 2021:
As the political priorities shift from crisis management to the transition of societies and systems post-pandemic, progressives must lead a new political era defined by courage and action. This year’s summit is focused on how to build forward-thinking political coalitions that can lay the foundations to make the 2020s a decade of progress. #PGS21
Learn more at progressive-governance.eu.
Germany’s Political Turning Point: Just Change or Also Progress? New "Talking Progress" Podcast episode: Ricarda Land and Tobias Dürr analyse the German election
The 2021 German Election brought a decisive vote for change: Merkel’s center-right party lost points, while the Social Democrats and the Greens made meaningful gains. But what are the implications? In this new episode of the „Talking Progress“ podcast, Ricarda Lang, Jeremy Cliffe, and Tobias Dürr discuss how a new social-green-liberal coalition can be successful.
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.
How Can the Centre-Left Reinvent Itself? New "Talking Progress" Podcast episode with Tim Bale, André Krouwel and Ania Skrzypek
What does the future hold for social democratic parties and the centre-left? Political scientists Tim Bale and André Krouwel discuss how overarching narratives and a sharpened ideological compass can help progressive big-tent parties regain much-needed trust. Tune in as these experts debate and recommend paths forward for centre-left parties across Europe.
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.
Child Care Policy is Labor Policy: Building Progressive Economic Policy To Meet Our Times by Tara McGuinness
In this blog post for the Progressive Governance Digital Summit 2021, Tara McGuinness urges progressives to make child care policy a priority.
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.
A new internationalism on the terms of labour by Ann Pettifor
In this blog post for the Progressive Governance Digital Summit 2021, Ann Pettifor advocates for a paradigm shift towards demand-side economics for the 99%.
Strategies for a World without Right-Wing Populism and Nationalism by Cas Mudde
In this blog post for the Progressive Governance Digital Summit 2021, Cas Mudde proposes three stretegies for fighting right-wing populism.
A new media age demands new strategies for fighting fascism by John Nichols
In this blog post for the Progressive Governance Digital Summit 2021, John Nichols argues that fighting fascism requires a new media strategy.
Democracy, activism and the rule of law are our key weapons against fascism. Learn to wield them! by Paul Mason
In this blog post for the Progressive Governance Digital Summit 2021, Paul Mason calls for defeating modern fascism through militant, democratic means.
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?
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.
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?
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.
“Kniefall von Warschau” was a symbolic and historic gesture that occurred during Chancellor Willy Brandt’s visit to Poland in December 1970. At a monument to the Warsaw Ghetto Uprising, Chancellor Brandt unexpectedly knelt. The trip and that moment was one of the stepping stones towards a new Ostpolitik, aiming at improving relations with the Eastern Bloc while consolidating the West. It significantly contributed to easing geopolitical tensions and has become a blueprint for a paradigm of “change through rapprochement” in foreign policy.
50 years later, we again find ourselves in a turbulent situation. We face the ongoing escalation between the West and Russia. The EU has been struggling with a political crisis, best manifested by the unclear direction of further integration (Brexit) or disputes on shared values (Poland, Hungary). We also seem to lack a smart strategy for an Eastern Partnership, once a flagship foreign policy initiative of the EU. Last but not least, the transatlantic bond weakened by the last four years of the Trump administration demands immediate attention.
With a change of leadership in the US, there is a glimmer of hope that things will change. Inspired by this important anniversary, we want to seek a progressive answer to the challenges we face. What is left of Willy Brandt’s daring and dialogue-based foreign policy today? Do we need a new progressive Ostpolitik?
Please join us for a conversation with:
Aleksander Kwaśniewski, the former President of Poland,
Kati Piri, MEP and Vice-Chair, S&D Group/Member of the Committee on Foreign Affairs,
Max Bergmann, Senior Fellow/Director of the Moscow Project, Center for American Progress,
Liana Fix, Head of International Politics, Körber-Stiftung,
with an introduction by László Andor, Secretary-General,
Foundation for European Progressive Studies,
on 8 December 2020 at 3:00 pm CET // 9:00 am ET.
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Revisit the highlights of the Progressive Governance Digital Summit 2020, including remarks by Madeleine Albright, Lodewijk Asscher, Annalena Baerbock, Nadia Calviño, Anneliese Dodds, Anke Hassel, Matthew Goodwin, Joschka Fischer, Heiko Maas, Mariana Mazzucato, Dani Rodrik, Olaf Scholz, Matthew Taylor, Adam Tooze, Catherine E. de Vries.