This was the Progressive Governance Symposium ❯

Our network continues to grow
Meet our new fellows and colleagues

We're excited to welcome Maja Göpel, Hedwig Richter, Richy Ugwu and Christian Bergmann. Learn what they contribute and what they seek to achieve with us:

Get to know them 

What we are up to

The European Elections' results on 26 May will decide whether the nationalists become strong enough to break the maxim of an "ever closer union." As a Europe-oriented think tank, we have been working towards strengthening European democracy for the past months – by inviting MEP candidates to a public debate, organising citizens’ dialogues far from political centres of power, and producing publications as well as a special get-out-the-vote video. To continue our progressive mission, we are looking for new team members. Feel invited to apply or spread the word.

Listening to Europe

Let’s be honest: when we discuss Europe we do so mostly within the bubble of a big city. We want to break this pattern with our travelling dialogue "Europe Listens". Instead of promoting our own ideas, we simply listened – to 190 citizens in ten places far from political centres. These conversations lead to a short film and a report capturing citizens' hopes, fears and wishes about Europe. Having analysed this feedback, the project team recommends five measures for a better dialogue on Europe (in German).

View the results (DE) 

Food for Thought

Challenges of the 4th Industrial Revolution
Work in the Digital Age
How to deal with antidemocratic populism
Guideline for Promoting a Democratic Culture of Debate
A new self-conception for Germany in the EU
Vom Zahlmeister zum Zukunftsmeister
How to achieve a European public sphere
Plattform Europa
All Publications ❯
for example on Hungary in the EU, our Democracy Lab and network parties

Our Experts in the Media

The fight about a CO2 tax: who is going to pay for environmental protection?
With Maja Göpel | 5/5/19 | DE

Democracy is arduous
By Hedwig Richter | 29/4/19 | DE

Economics against populism
By Fedor Ruhose and Dominic Schwickert | 1/3/19 | DE


Élections européennes: en Allemagne, les partis traditionnels sur la sellette?

With analyses by Isabelle Maras | 3/5/19 | FR

Debate culture: What about the grey area?
By Sophie Pornschlegel | 10/4/19 | DE


Politics in Poland: eternal duopoly or
refreshing breeze?
By Maria Skóra | 24/1/219 | EN

We're looking for passionate individuals to join our team in Berlin and fill the following positions at the earliest time possible. Proficiency in German is required.

• Head of Office (full-time, m/f/d)

• (Senior) Project Manager (full-time, m/f/d)

• Project Assistant (full or part-time, m/f/d)

Read the calls for application (DE) ❯
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