Empowering Cities: The American Rescue Plan How are cities using Biden’s stimulus package to drive change?
The American Rescue Plan is pumping 1.9 trillion dollars into citizen’s pockets, the economy, and measures against the Covid-19 pandemic. What has this meant for cities and urban spaces? Two former mayors discuss how cities can use this funding to build back better.
How people in industrialized countries perceive the outlook for their post-pandemic future 2021 | Matt Browne & Hans Anker
Compared with other industrialized nations, Germans are pessimistic about the future. This was the finding of a survey conducted by the opinion research institute “YouGov” on behalf of the think tank “Global Progress”, which surveyed almost twelve thousand people in eight western industrialized countries (G7 and Australia) on the occasion of the last G7 summit in June 2021.
Geoff Mulgan argues that progressive politics has to offer practical policies for the present, but also guidance for the more ambitious, longer-term transitions that are currently developing. Both approaches to politics are necessary and will play important roles in implementing progressive policy in the future.
What challenges are the European art and culture scenes facing during the coronavirus crisis and what challenges will they face in the future? How can digital tools strengthen and protect cultural players here? These and other questions were discussed on 29 April 2021 at the digital summit “Europe takes part! A Summit on European Cultural Politics and New Digital Solutions” under the patronage of Michelle Müntefering. The focus of the summit was on strengthening cultural and creative workers in Europe.
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.
Civil Society Cooperation for the European Public Sphere The Second Episode of our Podcast Talking Progress.
Our new podcast Talking Progress dives headfirst into everything progressive. In its first series, we analyse what needs to be achieved to create a European Public Sphere. We have invited two guests to evaluate which role transnational activism can play in this and how the European Union should encourage and support civil society cooperation across European borders.
Media for a European Public Sphere The First Episode of Talking Progress.
Our new podcast Talking Progress dives headfirst into everything progressive. In its first series, we analyse what needs to be achieved to create a European Public Sphere. For this first episode, we have invited two journalists to reflect on cross-border journalism and media cooperation. Can these approaches boost the European Public Sphere?
The fundamental values of the EU are defined in Article 2 of the Treaty of the European Union. However, recent years have shown an unsettling global trend of democratic backsliding and authoritarian tendencies. Shared values like the rule of law and respect for freedom, democracy, and equality have to be at the foundation of a strong European public sphere. This paper analyses how we can create a robust and resilient European public sphere.
One of the main challenges in strengthening the European public sphere is the creation of a genuine European discourse community. National discourses have been following a slow trend of Europeanisation, but platforms, media, and spaces for genuine European discourse remain limited. Read this paper to find how European discourses and narratives can facilitate creating a European Public Sphere.
The focus of this vision paper is the role of civil society, more specifically European civic cooperation in the European public sphere. Civil society actors can take the role of watchdog of European politics and push for the emergence of a European demos. By introducing a greater variety of actors, issues, and perspectives to the public discourse, civil society can make the European public sphere more diverse and lively. Read this paper to learn how a strong European civil society facilitates communication between European politics and citizens.
Joe Biden is now the President-elect. Although they won the Presidency and the House, the majority in the Senate will be decided by two run-offs in Georgia this upcoming January. Diego Rivas analyses the US Elections and opportunities for progressive change.
Das Progressive Zentrum is Growing Eight bright minds from research and practise will support the think tank
Clever minds, new input: We are happy to welcome four new Fellows, two Scientific Advisory Board Members and reinforcement to our office team. Among them are new faces and old acquaintances of our progressive network.
With the blog-series “Corona & Society”, Das Progressive Zentrum joins the debate on what society and politics can learn from the crisis, both politically and conceptually.
With these surveys, the University of Konstanz and Das Progressive Zentrum are contributing to a better understanding of the social and political consequences of the Corona crisis. In the studies, the researchers analyze the topics of solidarity with European neighbors, working from home, trust in politics, crisis management and the health care system.