The Dutch 2021 election – learnings for Europe’s progressives?

Join us for a 60-minute online discussion with René Cuperus, Noortje Thijssen and Patrick Diamond

Monday , 22. March 2021 - 13:00 - 14:00
Online / Zoom
Background Talk

In the aftermath of the Dutch general election on 17 March 2021, join Das Progressive Zentrum and Policy Network to discuss the outcome and lessons learned for Europe’s progressives in times of COVID-19. What are the key takeaways for progressive actors from across the continent?

Join us for a lively and interactive 60-minute online discussion with:

  • René Cuperus, Senior Associate Research Fellow at Clingendael International Institute (The Hague) and Visiting Fellow at Germany Institute, University of Amsterdam
  • Noortje Thijssen, Director Scientific Bureau Green Party (GroenLinks), the Netherlands, and Candidate for the Green Party in the Dutch general election
  • Closing statement by Patrick Diamond, Chair of Policy Network

About the event

At the moment the political situation in the Netherlands is unique. Mark Rutte and his government resigned over a childcare allowance scandal earlier this year. Nevertheless, the Netherlands are experiencing similar political challenges as other European countries, including the prevailing pandemic, political fragmentation of the progressive camp, a global economic downturn, and political pressure from the far right.

The outcomes of the Dutch election will provide policymakers, campaigners, thinkers, and strategists with insights as to how voters responded to the prevailing political challenges and societal crisis. How did progressives position themselves during their campaigns and how did voters react? Which coalition options are on the table? And what can progressives from other European countries learn from the results and political dynamics in the run-up to the election?

Speakers

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.

Paulina Fröhlich

Head of Resilient Democracy
Paulina Fröhlich leads our Resilient Democracy team. She directs innovative dialogue projects, such as "Europa Hört", designs and curates Innocracy, a conference on democratic transformation, and co-authors discussion papers, such as "Glotzt nicht so romantisch" and the study "Die Talkshow-Gesellschaft".

Veranstalter/in

Paulina Fröhlich

Head of Resilient Democracy

Veranstaltungsdaten

22.March
Monday
LocationOnline / Zoom
Time13:00 - 14:00

Projekte

Progressive Governance Summit

Europe's largest conference for progressive politics

Actually European!?

Study about the German perception of EU policy

NEW URBAN PROGRESS

Developing a Future Vision for German and U.S. Cities

Innocracy

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

Europe takes part!

On the role of arts and culture in Europe

Weitere Themen

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.

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