Progressive Governance Summit 2022

This conference brings together cutting-edge intellectual thinking and impactful political actors for a renewal of the progressive […]

13/10/2022
Berlin (Germany)

This conference brings together cutting-edge intellectual thinking and impactful political actors for a renewal of the progressive governing philosophy and political agenda across the world. Since 1999, each Progressive Governance edition has had a different main focus. However, the underlying goal remains the same: to debate the current state of centre-left parties and movements as well as common paths forward.

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The trying times we find ourselves in have confirmed the extent of our interdependence. Most recently, Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was an attack on our shared democratic values. The repercussions of the Covid pandemic brought international networks to a near standstill and will further widen the gap between poor and rich in our societies and across the globe. And the climate crisis has persistently demonstrated its disregard for borders and ability to cause irreparable devastation. As this triple crisis unfolds, it is the most vulnerable who are being affected severely by the rising costs of living. As a result, political leaders have largely devoted their attention to addressing the ensuing domestic damage. Yet, there is a larger task at hand: facilitating fundamental reform that allows us to emerge from these crises stronger and prepared for future challenges.

A key to renewing the promise of progress and making it possible are partners and alliances. As we react to recent political and economic shocks, this year’s Progressive Governance will focus on progressive alliances and leadership must shape a political era defined by cooperation, mutual trust and respect.

As progressives are making electoral advances across Europe and the Americas, we have the responsibility to build capacities to govern at all levels of government and form strong alliances that work at home and with partners on both sides of the Atlantic. Our societies are shifting and the pace of change is fast. Instead of isolation and paralysis, our attention must be on building broad societal alliances, before democracies are no longer seen as the best model of governance.

These alliances must go beyond repairing the catastrophes created by the current crises. At their core, they should have the goal of creating more just and equal societies. Progressive politics must work towards a paradigm shift that builds trust in democratic institutions, enables voices that are too often left out, and provides security to the most vulnerable in times of change while solidifying an economy that supports our planet and its people. Nothing short of a just transition will get us out of these crises or keep our societies from slipping back into them.

The next edition of the Progressive Governance Summit will take place in Berlin on 12-13 October, 2022. We hope you will be able to join us and the international progressive community of policymakers and thought leaders in Berlin at the summit to discuss how (and which) alliances are necessary to shift our societies towards progress.

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