#PGS19 Livestream

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Two of the sessions will be broadcasted via web streaming from 10.30 – 11.15 for the opening remarks discussion and again at 17.30 – 20.15 to see the Progressive Governance Leaders Debate.

Today (25 April 2019), more than 150 progressives from Europe and the US will come together for the Progressive Governance Symposium 2019 in Berlin. The policy-makers, intellectuals and activists from social-democratic, green and liberal parties, as well as movements, will share their ideas on the future of Europe and the progressive renaissance. 



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Three threads will guide the discussions along these key challenges

  • Responding to the new politics of identity and nationalism
  • Building an inclusive economy and society
  • Ensuring a just transition

Symposium: Space for informal dialogue

The day starts off with invitation-only plenary and breakout sessions to create a space for informal reflection on major political challenges and progressive solutions. They will cover, amongst other topics, the populist surge and the progressive concept of internationalism; democratic innovation and a fair and sustainable agenda of public investment; as well as economic and social thinking in an era of big tech.

Progressive Governance Leaders Debate

From 5.30 pm CEST, the symposium goes public with the Progressive Governance Leaders Debate. It will focus on “Building a transatlantic coalition for the BIG transformation” and includes, among others guests, László Andor (2010-2014 EU Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion, Hungary), Maja Göpel (Secretary-General, German Advisory Council on Global Change, Germany), Robert Habeck (Chairman, Green Party, Germany), Marije Laffeber (Deputy Secretary-General, Party of European Socialists, The Netherlands), Valérie Rabault (Leader, Parliamentary Group “Socialists and Affiliated”, National Assembly, France) and Stephan Weil (Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, Germany).

Live Streaming Agenda

Live streaming will commence at 10.30 am CEST with the Opening Remarks Discussion:

“Rechter Zeitgeist”: A challenge to democracy and how to overcome it

  • Matthew Taylor, Chief Executive, The Royal Society of Arts
  • Response from: Celia Benin, Visiting Fellow, Center on the United States and Europe, Brookings Institution
  • Chair: Maria Skóra, Senior Project Manager, Das Progressive Zentrum

Live streaming will continue at 5.30 pm CEST with the Progressive Governance Leaders Debate:

“Building a transatlantic coalition for the BIG transformation”


  • Michael Miebach, Deputy Chairman, Das Progressive Zentrum

Initial Statements:

  • Maja Göpel, Secretary-General, German Advisory Council on Global Change, and Policy Fellow, Das Progressive Zentrum
  • Jean Pisani-Ferry, Professor of Economics, Sciences Po, Paris; the Hertie School of Governance, Berlin; and the European University Institute, Florence

Panel discussion “The BIG transformation: Regaining trust and winning the debate on structural change”

  • Anneliese Dodds MP, Shadow Minister of Treasury, Labour
  • Robert Habeck, Chairman, Green Party
  • Reiner Hoffmann, President, German Trade Union Confederation
  • Michael Werz, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress
  • Chair: Sudha David-Wilp, Senior Transatlantic Fellow and Deputy Director, Berlin Office, The German Marshall Fund of the United States

Keynote speech “Standing up for the people and places left behind by economic change”

  • Stephan Weil, Prime Minister, Lower Saxony

Panel discussion “Hope for tomorrow in times of new nationalism & populism”

  • Marije Laffeber, Deputy Secretary General, Party of European Socialists
  • Jack Markell, 2009-2017 Governor of Delaware
  • Tamás Harangozó MP, Leader Parliamentary Group, Hungarian Socialist Party
  • Stephan Weil, Prime Minister, Lower Saxony
  • Chair: Petra Pinzler Journalist, Die Zeit

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