Call for Young Transatlantic Fellows with an Emphasis on Urban Public Policy New Urban Progress (NUP) is looking for ten citizens from Germany and ten from the United States to be part of a transatlantic dialogue on the future of cities and metropolitan areas.
New Urban Progress is revitalizing transatlantic relations by cultivating dialogue with community organizers, researchers, politicians, journalists, and start-up founders on how urban areas can be innovative, networked, and fair.
Transatlantic project enters new phase New Urban Progress launches new website and invites to an online conference
Over the course of three years, the project New Urban Progress is set to promote an exchange of ideas on how to deal with local challenges in Germany and the USA. It focuses on the role of cities in inclusive growth and sustainable innovation.
A delegation of trade unionists from the United States visited Das Progressive Zentrum for a roundtable encouraging the transatlantic dialogue and cooperation on a just transition.
Just under 100 days before the start of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union, the Heinrich-Böll-Stiftung and Das Progressive Zentrum presented a study on the German populace’s expectations of the German Presidency of the Council of the European Union and how they perceive themselves as Europeans. Michael Roth, the German Foreign Office’s State Minister for Europe as well as Green Party Member of Parliament Franziska Brantner stood up for European solidarity in times of crisis. However, they each had a different assessment of the current state of affairs.
Cities and metropolitan areas are currently protagonists in addressing climate change, energy transitions, rising xenophobia and increases in populism. However, how well they can lead these social transformations will depend on if their own communities are inclusive and equitable.
Watch the New Urban Progress United States kickoff of the three-year, comparative study of metro innovation. The launch will feature conversations with prominent urban leaders and mayors (in formation), including Mayor Bill Peduto, Pittsburgh, PA; Mayor Levar Stoney, Richmond, VA; Mayor Lovely Ann Warren, Rochester, NY; Former Mayor Sly James, Kansas City, MO.
How important were the Super Tuesday results actually? Chair of Democrats Abroad Berlin Diego Rivas on Super Tuesday and the Democratic Party primaries
After Super Tuesday, the Democratic Presidential Primary has narrowed down to two frontrunners. Das Progressive Zentrum team member and Chair of Democrats Abroad Berlin Diego Rivas explains the nitty-gritty of the Democratic primary, whether it is more representative than the German electoral system – and why the Super Tuesday’s results may not determine the winner.
How can we create inclusive, networked and fair cities of tomorrow? Discuss, debate and design with New Urban Progress this April in Leipzig!
New Urban Progress is working on making the cities of the future work. 100 experts will meet in Washington DC on March 10th to discuss inclusive innovation, networked governance, and social mobility in cities and metropolitan areas. Using these three themes as a framework, they will focus on identifying the current challenges US cities are facing.
New Urban Progress initiates a conversation with German and U.S.-American experts, activists, and local authorities on urban challenges and diverse innovative solutions on both sides of the Atlantic.
Das Progressive Zentrum’s Board of Directors member Katarina Niewiedzial talks about social equality in our systems, structures, and policies and if we can learn how to rebuild society in a more inclusive manner at the second Berlin edition of ‘6 Degrees’ on Tuesday, February 18th, 2020.
New Urban Progress is pleased to announce its Sounding Board! The team is made up of seven transatlantic and metropolitan policy professionals, who will guide the project with their expertise. New Urban Progress supports transatlantic conversations on the future of cities while rethinking transatlantic relations.
Over 250 participants attended the European Hub for Civic Engagement’s Meet-up in Berlin to discuss on how tech can empower civil society. Four prototypes showcased the potential of such tech solutions. However, the debate also uncovered three conditions of a successful implementation.
European Hub for Civic Engagement: Meet-Up 2020
During the Meet-up 2020, Das Progressive Zentrum and the European Hub for Civic Engagement (EHCE) will present 4 prototypes for an online platform to strengthen and interconnect European civil society.
Rejuvenating Transatlantic Dialogue from the Bottom-Up
Three organizations are joining forces in a transatlantic project which aims to support innovation in urban areas and to revitalise democratic engagement.
Together with members from civil society, programmers, and designers, Das Progressive Zentrum hosted a hackathon in Tallinn to draft concrete ideas for the European Hub for Civic Engagement’s (EHCE) digital platform. The result of the session were four different prototypes that seek to address the main challenges faced by European civil society today.
In September 2019, Das Progressive Zentrum hosted two workshops in Gdansk and Lisbon with 42 civil society representatives from 23 European countries. The workshops are part of the pilot project ‘European Hub for Civic Engagement’ (EHCE), which aims to create a platform for the exchange of ideas, knowledge and best practices at the intersection of civil society, digital technology, and politics. During the workshops, we developed concrete features that such a platform could provide to further civic engagement and transnational collaboration.
Das Progressive Zentrum was delighted to host a Transatlantic Lunch with Max Bergmann from the Washington D.C. based Center for American Progress and Annegret Bendiek of the German Institute for International and Security Affairs (SWP). The participants discussed the current situation and the future of transatlantic relations in and after the Trump era.