Florian Ranft

Member of the Management Board and Head of Green New Deal

Florian Ranft is a member of the Management Board and Head of “Green New Deal” at Das Progressive Zentrum. In his role, he works on social, regional, democratic and economic transformation issues in Germany and Europe and leads the project “Transatlantic Dialogue on the Industrial Heartlands.” Florian is co-author of studies and discussion papers such as Mir reicht’s Bürger (2023), Die Übergangenen – Strukturschwach & Erfahrungsstark (2022), or Tech with Society (2020) and is co-editor of Work in the Digital Age: Challenges of the Fourth Industrial Revolution (2018). He directs the major international conferences and seminars of Das Progressive Zentrum, such as the Progressive Governance Summit and the Progressive Ecnomics Network. He regularly comments on current domestic and foreign policy issues (e.g. in taz, the Jacobin, New Statesman). Previously, he was Head of Policy and International at Policy Network and Senior Research Analyst at the Centre for Progressive Policy, two London-based think tanks. Prior to that, he taught and researched political sociology and international politics at the universities of Frankfurt and Greifswald. Florian is Visiting Research Fellow with the Mile End Institute, Queen Mary University, London.


Lessons from Germany for a Just Transition

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To gain support from the people, the green transition needs to address social concerns, allow for democratic participation, and be implemented locally.

Progressive Governance – Stockholm Seminar 2023

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Ahead of the crucial election year 2024, pressure from the far right rises. During our two-day seminar in Stockholm, one question we particularly focussed on was what progressives can learn from the Swedish experience of dealing with right-wing populism in the upcoming election year.


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