Progressive Governance Summit 2022: Joining Forces

Build alliances and drive change at Europe’s largest conference for progressive politics.

Wednesday - Thursday, 12 October - 13 October 2022 | All day

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.

Progressive Governance is more than a summit

Our publications and events throughout the year bring together greens, liberals, social democrats and socialists with the aim of developing best-practice strategies and building the capacities to govern at the local to the international level.

Project Lead

Florian Ranft

Member of the Management Board and Head of Green New Deal

Summit Manager

Event and Operations Lead

Tanya Shoshan

Head of Events & Operations

Event Dates

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PGS22 Blog

If You Really Want The ‘Zeitenwende’, Listen to the EU’s North-Eastern Flank

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Why defence isn't merely a matter of military security and the 'peace' and 'justice for Ukraine' advocates are much more similar than they'd like to admit.

How Alliances Empower Progressive Governance

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Lessons from progressives in Europe and North America

This was the Progressive Governance Summit 2022

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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.
This image was AI-generated by Das Progressive Zentrum, using the DALL-E 2 Image Generator by OpenAI.

The Left’s Fatal Longing for Life as Usual

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Why our failure to resist Putin enthusiastically will haunt us, and how we can overcome it.

A new media age demands new strategies for fighting fascism

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The trick is to direct resources – human and economic – into local campaigning that fills the information void

Democracy, activism and the rule of law are our key weapons against fascism. Learn to wield them!

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Combating modern fascism effectively means understanding it better

Campaigning on a centre-left platform amid a pandemic: lessons from the Dutch 2021 election

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Online debate with Noortje Thijssen and René Cuperus

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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