Dr. Maria SkóraTeam
Selected PublicationsMaria Skóra, Germany, "Poland and the EU", International Politics and Society (IPG), 12.02.2020
Sophie Pornschlegel, Maria Skóra, "The European Election 2019: A Comparative Outlook at the European Election Campaigns in France, Germany and Poland". Discussion Paper, Das Progressive Zentrum, Berlin 2019
Maria Skóra, "The European Parliament Elections and Beyond". German Marshall Fund, 5.04.2019
Maria Skóra, "EU Dispute with Hungary: What’s Next?". Policy Brief, DPZ, Berlin 2019
Ania Skrzypek, Maria Skóra, "The Future of the Visegrad Group". DPZ/FEPS, Berlin/Brussels 2018
Maria Skóra, "Social and Fiscal Policy in Eastern and Central Europe – Two Sides of One Coin". Discussion Paper, Das Progressive Zentrum, Berlin, 2015
The last five years have seen many political systems succumb to far-right parties and tendencies. Aggravating this threat are the current public health and climate crises. Progressive majorities are needed now, to remove the current authoritarians from power and to critically address systemic shortcomings. Join us to discuss how to win electoral majorities!
Starting on 1 October, twenty bright minds from Germany and the United States will begin a transatlantic dialogue on how cities can address global challenges, while also democratizing urban spaces.
The new project from Das Progressive Zentrum wants to develop future visions for a European public sphere and weave them into the goals for the European Council Trio-Presidency.
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.
The online summit will host more than 30 sessions and focus on transformation, democracy, progressive leadership and Europe’s role in a multilateral world. Olaf Scholz, Neera Tanden, Maja Göpel, Hubertus Heil, Dani Rodrik and up to 100 other speakers from Europe and North America will participate in the event. It will take place from 15 to 19 June 2020.
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.
Presidential elections were planned for May 10th in Poland. The ruling PiS-party was determined to hold the election despite the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, but was forced to cancel it last minute as political pressure became too high. The current state of democracy and rule of law in the country has already been criticised for some time. In this interview, Maria Skóra, Head of the Programme International Dialogue at Das Progressive Zentrum, explains how the government is using the current health crisis to its advantage – and how this undermines democracy.
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.
Maria Skóra, Head of Programme “International Dialogue” at Das Progressive Zentrum, has published an op-ed in the “International Politics and Society Journal” (IPS). She investigates the political impact of the COVID-19 crisis in Poland and unveils strategies of the governing PiS party in light of the upcoming presidential elections.
Presidential elections in 🇵🇱 are scheduled for 10 May: @MariaSkora argues that the PiS party government puts political calculations before medical safety
Find out why @ips_journal 👇https://t.co/8V3ERtDXG4 pic.twitter.com/IfnvzDJgh9
— Das Progressive Zentrum (@DPZ_Berlin) April 12, 2020
Read the full article on the IPS website.
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 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 introduces a new governing structure New leadership will strengthen the programme areas
After innovating its governing structure, Das Progressive Zentrum is now led by an extended executive team, which is comprised of the Executive Director as well as three Heads of Programmes, the Head of Office and the Head of Communications.
Our head of the International Dialogue program Maria Skóra in the International Politics and Society journal about the cold relations between Germany, Poland and the EU.
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.
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.
Am Mittwoch Abend des 16. Oktober 2019 trafen führende Köpfe aus Wissenschaft, Politik und Wirtschaft aufeinander um über die Herausforderungen der Zukunft der Arbeit zu diskutieren.
On the day of the Polish parliamentary election in 2019, our Head of Programme International Relations talked on British television about the obvious success of the ruling PiS party – and the less obvious one of the Left.