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Europe & the World Event #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Madrid Fifth stop of the Dialogue on Europe
Event Date: 16 June 2016 | Madrid, Spain
Philipp Sälhoff | Viktoria Bechstein | Benedikt Weingärtner | Alban Genty
Photo: Das Progressive Zentrum/ Jacob Per Blut

After successful Town Hall Meetings in Athens, Lisbon, Rome and Marseilles the fifth and last event within the Dialogue on Europe took place in Madrid, on 16 June 2016. Once again representatives from civil society, NGOs, local initiatives, startups, think tanks, the cultural sector and from the media gathered to discuss the most pressing challenges Spain and Europe are currently facing and exchanged ideas about how to work towards a strengthened and progressive Europe.




Europe & the World Event #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Marseilles Fourth stop of the Dialogue on Europe
Event Date: 26 May 2016 | Marseille, Frankreich
Philipp Sälhoff | Alban Genty | Benedikt Weingärtner
Photo: Per Jacob Blut / Das Progressive Zentrum

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After successful Town Hall Meetings in Athens, Lisbon and Rome the fourth event within the Dialogue on Europe took place in Marseilles, on 26 May 2016. Once again representatives from civil society, NGOs, local initiatives, startups, think tanks, the cultural sector and from the media gathered to discuss the most pressing challenges France and Europe are currently facing and exchange ideas about how to work towards a strengthened and progressive Europe.




Europe & the World Event #EuropeanTownHall Meeting in Rome Third stop of "Dialogue on Europe"
Event Date: 5 April 2016 | Rome, Italy
Philipp Sälhoff | Alban Genty | Adriana Cuppuleri
Photo: DPZ/www.carlosklein.de

The first stops of our Dialogue on Europe in Athens and Lisbon were now followed up by a Town Hall Meeting in Rome on 5 April 2016. Once again, we invited representatives from civil society, NGOs, local initiatives, startups, think tanks, the cultural sector and from the media to gather and discuss the most urgent challenges Italy and Europe have to face presently, such as the reduction of youth unemployment or the refugee crisis.



















Future of Democracy Progressive Majority Event Progressive Politics in Fragmented Times Conference on contemporary centre-left politics in Europe
Event Date: 6 July 2015 - 7 July 2015 | Oxford, United Kingdom
Philipp Sälhoff | Michael Miebach

On July 6 and 7, Das Progressive Zentrum participated in the conference “Progressive Politics in Fragmented Times” in Oxford, UK, hosted by the Policy Network, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies FEPS and Renner-Institut. Together with participants from all across Europe, we engaged in discussions about new impulses for contemporary centre-left politics. The debate focussed on Labour’s future in Great Britain, an update for oldfashioned left-right narratives and the search for innovative ideas for party democracy, matching our project efforts in reforming German party organisations as well as the research on right-wing populism together with the Institut für Europäische Politik (IEP).










Future of Democracy In the media Debate ‘Pegida’ protests attract attention abroad Analysis by Hanno Burmester for Czech online magazine Česká pozice
15 January 2015 | Hanno Burmester

Policy Fellow Hanno Burmester provided an analysis for the Czech online magazine Česká pozice. Pointing out the difficulties German parties face by growing distrust in old-fashioned party politics, a polarization of the public debate on immigration and asylum and the rise of various forms of (right wing) populism – as currently visible with the anti-Islam demonstrations of ‘Pegida’ across Germany – he concludes:
The support for democracy is never a given. It has to be established continually – in every country.