Europe & the World Innovation & Sustainability Event

Progressive Governance Symposium 2019 takes place on 25 April

More than 150 thinkers from Europe and the US will join the event.

Among the guests are Maja Göpel, Robert Habeck, Marije Laffeber, Tim Ryan, Stephan Weil and many more leading and emerging academics, activists and decision-makers from Europe and the US that are coming together to discuss their ideas for rejuvenating the progressive movement. How can progressive politics counter nationalism? How can we shift to a more sustainable and inclusive economic system? How can we ensure that everyone has a share in progress?

We have to talk! National-populist movements are on the march in Europe and the US, inequality is increasing in many countries and the trust in political centrism and political institutions is eroding.

Therefore, it is more important than ever that progressives come together and share their ideas and impulses for democratic innovation.

The evening debate is open for the public. Join in on 25 April 2019, from 5.30 – 8.30 pm

at Kalkscheune, Johannisstraße 2, 10117 in Berlin


Participating guests include

László Andor, 2010-2014 Commissioner for Employment, Social Affairs, and Inclusion, Hungary

Maja Göpel, Secretary General, German Advisory Council on Global Change, Germany

Robert Habeck, Chairman, Alliance 90/The Greens, Germany

Marije Laffeber, Deputy Secretary General, Party of European Socialists, The Netherlands

Valérie Rabault, Leader, Parliamentary Group “Socialists and Affiliated”, National Assembly, France

Tim Ryan, U.S. Congressman, Candidate for the Democratic Presidential Nomination, USA

Stephan Weil, Prime Minister of Lower Saxony, Germany

and many more.


After the debates, we will switch into get-together and dancing mode with our Celebrating Spring Party (“Frühlingsfest”), providing everyone with an opportunity to exchange thoughts and ideas in an informal setting.

In 2017 we already hosted #PGS17Politics for a new progressive era in Europe & the world. As a foretaste of this year’s #PGS19 symposium you can get some impressions here.


The event is hosted by:



The event is co-hosted by:


Maria Skóra

Florian Ranft

Suzan Lara Tunç

published on

18 April 2019


Kalkscheune Berlin