Europe & the World Innovation & Sustainability Event

Revisit the Progressive Governance Digital Summit 2020

Ten highlight sessions are now available


Revisit the highlights of the Progressive Governance Digital Summit 2020, including remarks by Madeleine Albright, Lodewijk Asscher, Annalena Baerbock, Nadia Calviño, Anneliese Dodds, Anke Hassel, Matthew Goodwin, Joschka Fischer, Heiko Maas, Mariana Mazzucato, Dani Rodrik, Olaf Scholz, Matthew Taylor, Adam Tooze, Catherine E. de Vries.


With more than 2,700 fellow progressives from 70+ countries worldwide, 114 speakers and 25 partner organisations at the Progressive Governance Digital Summit 2020, we have taken an important step in offering a deep progressive analysis of the unfolding social and economic crisis, and pathways towards a “new normality”. Making use of this momentum will support the progressive community in promoting solidarity – within and between societies!

Three weeks on, we are still digesting the rich contributions, analyses, innovative proposals and visions that have enlightened the 30+ sessions of PGS20. As a first step, we would like to invite you to revisit the full agenda, the scenario paper and ten selected sessions, including remarks by Madeleine Albright, Lodewijk Asscher, Annalena Baerbock, Nadia Calviño, Anneliese Dodds, Anke Hassel, Matthew Goodwin, Joschka Fischer, Heiko Maas, Mariana Mazzucato, Dani Rodrik, Olaf Scholz, Matthew Taylor, Adam Tooze, Catherine E. de Vries (see below).

2021 is already throwing long shadows ahead: progressives might lead the governments in the US, Germany and the Netherlands once again and they must win political leadership at all levels to overcome the COVID-19 crisis. One thing is for certain: we will have plenty to discuss. If you are keen to continue the conversations, you will be happy to hear that PGS will continue next year!

 

Watch the opening session

 

What’s at stake? Progressive visions for a post-COVID future
with Jeremy Cliffe, Maja Göpel, Yascha Mounk, Max Neufeind and Ophélie Omnes

 

 

Watch more highlights

 

LEADERS PANEL
The fate of the world economy: How progressives can shape the great transformation
with Nadia Calviño, Anneliese Dodds and Dani Rodrik
Chair: Anna Sauerbrey

 

 

 

FIRESIDE CHAT
On geostrategic shifts and the future of multilateralism
with Madeleine Albright and Joschka Fischer
Chair: Julianne Smith

 

 

 

ON THE SPOT
How to respond to a crisis
with Lodewijk Asscher
Chair: Mark Leonard

 

 

 

LEADERS PANEL
The shifts in geopolitics: Progressive answers to (de-)globalisation in a post-COVID world

with Annalena Baerbock, Mariana Mazzucato, and Olaf Scholz, Chair: Matthew Taylor

 

 

 

 

KEYNOTE DEBATE
How to tackle the new wave of nationalism and illiberal populism

with Catherine E. De Vries and Matthew Goodwin
Chair: Anna Lührmann

 

 

 

ECONOMISTS LEADERS PANEL
Will austerity return? Economic policy post COVID-19

with Megan Greene and Adam Tooze
Chair: Christian Odendahl

 

 

 

ON THE SPOT
Europe’s Hamiltonian moment? Prospects for EU reform and strategies for a new progressive agenda 2022+
with Wolfgang Schmidt
Chair: Cerstin Gammelin

 

 

 

CONNECTING THE DOTS
A progressive vision for reimagining the social contract

with Anke Hassel and Matthew Taylor, Chair: Maria Skóra