Germany’s New Path: Election Night 2021

On the occasion of the 2021 Bundestag election, Das Progressive Zentrum e.V. hosted the non-partisan “Great Election Night 2021” in the state representation of Rhineland-Palatinate.

The evening’s more than 500 guests and speakers (see program here) included academics and journalists Hedwig RichterAnke HasselMichael WerzJens Südekum and Jeremy Cliffe, political consultants Frank Stauss and Johannes Hillje, Vice President of the European Parliament Katarina Barley, Federal Minister of Labor Hubertus Heil and FDP Treasurer Harald Christ. Regional states were represented by the Prime Minister of Lower Saxony Stephan Weil, the deputy Prime Minister of Rhineland-Palatinate Anne Spiegel, the Rhineland-Palatinate Minister of Labor Alexander Schweitzer as well as the federal representatives from Hamburg and Rhineland-Palatinate, Almut Möller and Heike Raab. In addition, more than 50 accredited members of the national and international press attended.

The Berlin newspaper TAGESSPIEGEL ($) praised the election night as “one of the longest election parties in the capital” with an organizer who “advocates new ways beyond the old thought patterns and templates, especially in politics.”  


Michael Miebach

Member of the Board
Michael Miebach is member of the Board and Co-Founder of Das Progressive Zentrum. He studied political science at the universities of Göttingen and Berlin, as well as European Social Policy at the London School of Economics. Until 2017, he served as Co-Editor-in-Chief of the magazine "Berliner Republik". He works as a policy advisor at the German national parliament "Bundestag".

Dominic Schwickert

Executive Director of Das Progressive Zentrum
Dominic Schwickert has been Executive Director of Das Progressive Zentrum since 2012. He has proven expertise in the field of political and strategic consulting. Dominic worked i.a. for Stiftung Wissenschaft und Politik, Bertelsmann Stiftung, IFOK GmbH, Stiftung Neue Verantwortung, German Bundestag as well as for the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy.

Judith Siller

Second Chair
Judith Siller is the Second Chair of Das Progressive Zentrum. She studied economics at the University of Potsdam. Judith Siller lived in England, Chile and France. For many years, she has been working on the topics European Union as well as Monetary, Economic and Social Union. She serves as an editor for the magazine "polar".

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