From Santiago to London, Oslo, Dublin, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Stockholm to Berlin – Progressive Governance conferences and summits have been held worldwide since 1999. Since its inception, the conference has gathered leading as well as up-and-coming academics, activists and political decision-makers from around the globe.
While each Progressive Governance edition has had a different main focus, the underlying goal remains the same: to debate and discuss the current state of centre-left parties and movements as well as common paths forward. The now yearly Progressive Governance series brings cutting-edge intellectual thinking and impactful political actors together to rejuvenate the progressive governing philosophy and political agenda across the world.
Progressive Governance Summit 2022
Hard times call for good friends with a plan. PGS22 gathered leading political actors in Berlin to debate and strategise which (and how) progressive alliances can deliver on the promise of progress. Together, we worked on how campaigns, narratives, and policies can build the capacity for progressives to govern at the local to the international level.
Progressive Governance Summit 2021 (Digital)
Momentum for Change: Defining a Decade of Progress
As the political priorities shift from crisis management to the transition of societies and systems post-pandemic, progressives must lead a new political era defined by courage and action. 2021’s summit focused on which political strategies and approaches can lay the foundation to make the 2020s a decade of progress.
Progressive Governance Summit 2020 (Digital)
Restart! A progressive agenda for a new normality in the post-pandemic world.
PGS20 was a window of opportunity for progressives to come together and discuss shared visions of what a post-Covid-19 world should and could look like. How to promote international solidarity in times of crisis was the central objective of #PGS20.
Progressive Governance Summit 2019
2019’s symposium marked an important milestone in the European and Transatlantic progressive movement discussing the imperative for progressives around the world to reinvigorate their policies and politics in the face of resurgent right-wing nationalism and populism.
Dr. Florian Ranft
Events and Operations Lead
The Summit Talk from the Progressive Governance Summit 2022
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Another Democratic Future is Possible
The Progressive Dilemma: Social Europe at a Crossroads
On Progressive Infrastructure
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