Taking place over five days, the 2020 edition of Progressive Governance Summit will give the next-generation thinkers and leaders a platform to rejuvenate the progressive spirit, gain momentum and create ideas for shaping the future. Policy Solutions is proud to be the official Hungarian partner to this year's Progressive Governance Summit.
Monday 15 June - Friday 19 June 2020
Digital summit (online)
About this event
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.
From Santiago to London, Oslo, Dublin, Copenhagen, Amsterdam and Stockholm to Berlin – Progressive Governance conferences and summits were founded by Policy Network and have been held worldwide since 1999. The cross-border dialogue series is now led by Das Progressive Zentrum, a think tank based in Berlin, Germany. From the beginning, the purpose has been to gather leading as well as up-and-coming academics, activists and political decision-makers to initiate a conversation about next generation thinking among centre-left parties & movements. The Progressive Governance series aims at offering an intellectual ferment and cross-fertilization for a renewal of the progressive governing philosophy and political agenda across the world.
This year's summit will be broadcast as an online webinar and is in partnership with 25 progressive organisations from Europe and North America. Together, we are crossing borders and party lines.
Programme details and registration: http://progressive-governance.eu/
Policy Solutions is a progressive political research institute based in Budapest. It was founded in 2008 and it is committed to the values of liberal democracy, solidarity, equal opportunity and European integration. The focus of Policy Solutions’ work is on understanding political processes in Hungary and the European Union. Among the pre-eminent areas of our research are the investigation of how the quality of democracy evolves, the analysis of factors driving euroscepticism, populism and the far-right, and election research.
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