More than 800 progressives joined us to celebrate our new vision and our fifteenth birthday.
There was more than one cause for celebration: Das Progressive Zentrum turned fifteen this summer! Fifteen years of vigorous research, constructive debates, and forward-thinking takes on progressive politics. In order to keep up our efforts in a fast-changing world, we decided it was time for a change of our own. Across four newly defined areas of work, we want to strive to renew the promise of progress. Our goal: making the just transformation a reality. Our website got a makeover and so did we – complete with fresh colors and a new logo. On June 23rd, we could finally share all of this with you for the first time.
- Astrid Seville gave a keynote address spanning from soccer metaphors in politics (the spectators on the sidelines) to the value of being bold when working towards a just transformation. The transcript and recording can be found here (in German).
- The general secretary of the German Social Democratic Party (SPD), Kevin Kühnert, Green Party Chair Ricarda Lang and Deputy Chair of the Free Democratic Party’s (FDP) parliamentary group, Carina Konrad, led a lively discussion on whether the German Greens are indeed all idealogues in the eyes of the FDP and the coalition’s cooperation in times of crisis and war, moderated by Zeit journalist Robert Pausch.
For all of you who weren’t able to join: The evening’s entire program (in German) was recorded and can be found here.
We will remember this spectacular celebration fondly. A huge thank you to all of our guests and supporters for making this night unforgettable.