New study: Actually European!? 2023

Citizen Expectations towards German EU Policy in the Context of Crisis and Transformation

Progressive Governance Summit 2022

Our new board

Renewing the Promise of Progress

In order to continue our work in fast-changing times, we have decided that it is time for a fresh start.

What a Party!

More than 800 progressives joined us to celebrate our new vision and our fifteenth birthday. These are some highlights of the evening along with the entire program.

We develop and debate progressive ideas and bring together leading actors who turn thoughts into action. Our think tank’s goal: making the just transformation a reality. ▸ Learn more

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This was the Progressive Governance Summit 2022

How can the progressive camp respond to the poly crisis? This was the central question addressed by top international politicians at the Progressive Governance Summit in Berlin.

The Progressive Governance Summit - press review

Media around the world have reported on the Progressive Governance Summit in Berlin.

Joining Forces in Times of Crises

Progressive politics and authoritarianism abroad and at home

PGS22: Scholz calls war in Ukraine a "crusade"

Chancellor Scholz finds unusually sharp words to condemn the Russian invasion of Ukraine at this year's Progressive Governance Summit


Progressive Governance: Rise or Demise – How Democracies Can Withstand Authoritarian Attacks

New "Talking Progress" Podcast episode: A conversation between Anne Applebaum and Wolfgang Schmidt

Empowering Cities: Building Urban and Transatlantic Infrastructure

What are successful approaches and polices to the most pressing issues for German and US cities? How can cities and international networks strengthen the transatlantic partnership?

Empowering Cities: A Blueprint for Urban Progress

City leaders share the same worries: Climate change, rising inequality, housing insecurity and health inequity, to name a few. They talk about working towards progress. But how can a city’s development in these areas really be assessed?

Empowering Cities: Forging a Transatlantic Dialogue

Does Germany struggle with its unhoused populations the same way as cities in the United States do? What can the U.S. learn from Germany when it comes to improving public transportation infrastructure?

The Disregarded

A study on the importance of regional perspectives for the great transformation


The Modern State

Turning bureaucracy into leadership.

Resilient Democracy

Strong in its ability to learn.

Green New Deal

A just, green, and digital future for all.

Political Strategy

Progress needs majorities.


Progressive Governance Summit

Europe's largest conference for progressive politics

Actually European!?

Study about the German Perception of EU policy


Making cities and the transatlantic partnership more innovative, democratic, and…


European civil-society conference that explores innovation in democracies
Internationaler Dialog

Europe takes part!

On the role of arts and culture in Europe


Which new technologies does societal progress need?

Talking Progress

The podcast for progressive politics

Countering Populism in Public Space

For confident handling of anti-democratic populism in public space