There is currently great uncertainty about the social, economic and political consequences of the Covid-19 pandemic. A return to “normality” as we know it appears unlikely. It is clear that the dynamics of the crisis will create a different world with different futures for individuals, communities and places. This crisis has revealed the structural weaknesses in our societies. As we move from crisis management to rebuilding the economy and society, momentum for change is growing. Until now, solutions to the crisis have been national instead of inter- or transnational, which has hindered much needed cooperation.
For progressives, this is the moment to come together and discuss shared visions of what a post-Covid-19 world should and could look like. We believe that it is imperative for progressives to promote international solidarity in times of crisis: how to achieve it will be the central objective of #PGS20. Solidarity will also be the normative guideline for the breakout sessions, workshops and leader’s panels of #PGS20, in order to prioritise common solutions to the crisis. Further, the aim is to support the most weak and vulnerable and their communities at the local, national and global level. Based on these conversations we intend to develop political concepts fostering:
a sustainable recovery & just transition agenda
Renewing the parameters of innovative, carbon-neutral, digital and globalised economies that foster welfare, social equity and social mobility
the struggle for liberal democracy
Rebalancing the responsibilities between the state and society with the aim of empowering civil society, promoting social cohesion and innovating the democratic system
strategies & capacities for progressives to govern
Imagining a narrative for an inclusive vision of the future, winning the public argument and developing strategies for progressives to govern
a progressive case for Europe & new multilateralism
Keeping Europe and its friends close together, whilst shaping values and institutions in times of geopolitical shifts
We are thrilled to welcome 100 international speakers, who will be exchanging ideas and developing concepts for change in 30+ sessions at the Progressive Governance Digital Summit. Das Progressive Zentrum and its partners are bringing together the decision makers of today & tomorrow from governments and parliaments, political advisers and strategists, next-generation thought leaders from civil society, social movements, social partners and academia.