Welcome Address & Opening Keynote Session

Welcome Address & Opening Keynote Session

Welcome Address & Opening Keynote Session

DATE: 16th of June 2020

TIME: 2:00pm – 3:30pm (CEST)

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What’s at Stake: Progressive Visions for a Post-Covid Future

The opening address of our Progressive Governance Digital Summit 2020. Our panelists will lay out what is at stake for our four main conference themes:


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

The Speakers

Author of "The People vs Democracy", Associate Professor, Johns Hopkins University
Visiting Fellow at Das Progressive Zentrum and President of the Union of European Federalists France
Secretary-General of the German Advisory Council on Global Change
International Editor of the New Statesman
Advisor in the Executive Department of the German Finance Minister and Vice-Chancellor
Strategic Lead: Partnerships & Cooperations
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