Political Strategy

Progress needs majorities.

Good ideas alone do not bring about progress – they require powerful advocates and smart strategies to be put into effect. This ranges from developing convincing narratives, and growing broad coalitions to establishing a contemporary style of leadership to bring about lasting change. Together with partners from across Germany, Europe and North America, we devise strategies to win robust progressive majorities that can deliver on their promises. 

Some of our core questions

  • How can progressives develop a narrative of change? How can we achieve not only acceptance but a desire for transformation within society?
  • How can progressives build sustainable alliances that span across sectors, parties, and borders? 
  • What can the new German administration and progressive governments in other countries learn from each other?

Strategic Lead

Dominic Schwickert

Executive Director of Das Progressive Zentrum

Latest News

Let's Talk Strategy: The Future of the Centre-Left in Germany and the UK

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What are the challenges facing progressives in Germany and the United Kingdom and what can they learn from each other? Which strategies can achieve a successful social democracy in the 2020s?

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.

The Progressive Governance Summit - press review

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Media around the world have reported on the Progressive Governance Summit in Berlin.

A Trade Unionist’s Guide to Shaping a Just Transition

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What we need to combine ambitious climate policies with fair pay, decent work, and equitable prosperity.

Recap: NUP Fellows Travel Across the United States

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Our Second New Urban Progress Trip Took Our Fellows to Chicago, Denver, and Austin

100 Days of Scholz: Bridging Domestic and Foreign Policy

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Key takeaways with Daniela Schwarzer & Michael Werz


The Majority is Convinced: New German Administration is Future-Oriented

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SPD, Greens and FDP have stepped up as a Future-Oriented coalition

Talking Progress: Germany’s Political Turning Point

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New „Talking Progress“ Podcast episode: Ricarda Lang and Tobias Dürr analyse the German election

Europe’s Man on the Moon Project

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New "Talking Progress" Podcast episode: A Conversation between Robert Habeck and Margrethe Vestager


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Political Strategy

Progress needs majorities.