Building Alliances Now for our Future
This past decade, Europe and North America have seen a relieving resurgence of progressives at the ballot box. Having expanded progressive strongholds from cities to national politics, political leaders are now tasked with building the capacity to govern. This means increasing trust in democratic institutions and government, creating a societal consensus for progressive agendas, and strengthening strategies to secure electorates. Making matters complicated is the triple crisis of covid, war in Ukraine, and climate, which are dominating the political agenda and increasingly affecting people’s daily lives. This year’s PGS22 will explore and debate how (and which) alliances are capable of catalyzing change into progress. And in doing so, how we can build a new era of progressive politics that will endure well beyond our current crises.
#PGS22 Focus Points
Forging progressive alliances to build capacities to govern in times of this triple crisis of conflict, Covid and climate, the themes of the summit will span across three focus points:
1) Societal shifts – how a changing society can work together for economic, social and environmental justice
2) Beyond borders – international alliances in times of war and crisis, emerging international actors
3) Progressive politics – building strategies, campaigns and narratives to win elections and deliver on promises.
Shaping a Decade for Progress: The Political Summit that Meets the Times
From Santiago to London, Oslo, Dublin, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Stockholm to Berlin – Progressive Governance conferences and summits have been held worldwide since 1999. At the annual Progressive Governance Summit (PGS), our transatlantic network works on strategies and solutions that can make the 2020s a decade of progress. Since its inception, the summit has gathered leading as well as up-and-coming public intellectuals, impactful activists and political decision-makers from around the globe.
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Onwards and Upwards
Our societies are at a turning point. The task ahead for progressives is to create a pathway beyond the current crises. This year’s Summit Reader offers a selection of progressive takes on how to deliver on the promise of progress.
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