DEMOCRACY, ECONOMY AND EUROPE

A New Progressive Era

BERLIN — 3 July 2017
Conference

Programme

A New Progressive Era


Monday, 3 July 2017

#PGS2017
12.45 – 18.00



12.45


Registration & snacks



13.30


Welcome remarks

Tobias Dürr
Founder and President, Das Progressive Zentrum

Matthew Laza
Director, Policy Network

Achim Post
Secretary General, PSE and MP, SPD parliamentary group, German Bundestag



13.40


Opening keynote speech

Norman Birnbaum
Emeritus Professor, Georgetown University Law Center



14.15


BREAKOUT SESSION I

Thread A

Tackling the inequality challenge: economic growth for the many, not the few

Initial inputs:

Marcel Fratzscher
President, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW)

Heinz Bude
Professor for sociology, University of Kassel

Respondents: 

Pervenche Berès
MEP, Socialist Party, France

Jeroen Dijsselbloem
President, Eurogroup

Maja Göpel 
Head of Berlin office, Wuppertal Institut

Anke Hassel
Professor of public policy, Hertie School of Governance

Carsten Schneider
MP, Vice-Chair, SPD parliamentary group, German Bundestag

Chair: 

Olaf Cramme
Managing partner, Inline Policy


Thread B

Confronting the populist threat and strengthening open society and progressive movements

Initial inputs: 

Colin Crouch
Emeritus Professor, University of Warwick, UK

Cas Mudde
Associate Professor, School of Public and International Affairs, University of Georgia

Respondents: 

Anna Ascani
MP, Chamber of Deputies, Democratic Party, Italy

Yves Bertoncini
Director, Jacques Delors Institute, France

Bernard Spitz
President, Les Gracques

Helmut Anheier
President, Hertie School of Governance

Sabine Russ-Sattar
Professor of comaprative politics, University of Kassel

Esra Küçük
Head of Gorki Forum and member of the board of directors

Chair: 

Jeremy Cliffe
Berlin bureau of chief, The Economist



15.30


Coffee break



16.00


BREAKOUT SESSION II

Thread A

Digital economy: growth, prosperity and social security in a high-risk, high-opportunity era

Initial inputs:

Stephen Silvia
Professor, American University in Washington DC

Laura-Kristine Krause
Head of the “Future of Democracy”-Programme, Das Progressive Zentrum

Respondents:

Jon Ashworth
MP, Shadow Secretary of State for Health, Labour Party, UK

Daniel Buhr
Professor of policy analysis and political economy, Tübingen University

Anousheh Karvar
National Secretary, CFDT

Laura Dornheim
Digital Strategist, Eyeo GmbH and Candidate for the 2017 German federal elections, Alliance 90/The Greens

Reiner Hoffmann
President, German Trade Union Confederation

Chair: 

Philip Oltermann
Berlin bureau chief, the Guardian and the Observer


Thread B

Reshaping Europe’s architecture and reinvigorating the spirit of European integration

Initial inputs:

Henrik Enderlein
Associate Dean, Hertie School of Governance

Jean Pisani-Ferry
Professor of economics and public management, Hertie School of Governance

Respondents

Lia Quartapelle
MP, Chamber of Deputies, Democratic Party, Italy

Valérie Rabault
MP, French National Assembly, Socialist Party, France

Franziska Brantner
MP, Alliance 90/The Greens parliamentary group, German Bundestag

Sawsan Chebli
State Secretary, Senate Chancellery Berlin

Andreas Görgen
Director-General for Culture and Communication, German Federal Foreign Office

Chair:

Kate Connolly
Berlin Correspondent, the Guardian



17.30


CONCLUSIONS AND KEY INSIGHTS

A progressive agenda for a new era

Discussants: 

Lodewijk Asscher
Chairman Dutch Labour Party and Deputy Prime Minister of the Netherlands

Colin Crouch
Emeritus Professor, University of Warwick

Mariana Vieira da Silva
Deputy Secretary of State of the Prime Minister of Portugal

Christina Kampmann
Former Minister for Family, Children, Youth, Culture and Sport, North Rhine-Westphalia, SPD

Chair: 

Matthew Laza
Director, Policy Network



18.00


Snacks & drinks


10th Anniversary das
Progressive Zentrum
18.30 – open end



18.30


Public anniversary panel discussion

Strengthening democracy and winning progressive majorities for Europe

Discussants: 

Jeroen Disselbloem
President Eurogroup

Barbara Nowacka
Chairwoman, Inicjatywa Polska, Poland

Thomas Oppermann
MP, Chairman SPD parliamentary group, German Bundestag

Cem Özdemir
MP, Co-chair Green Party

Chair: 

Petra Pinzler
Journalist, Die Zeit



20.00


KEYNOTE SPEECH

A progressive agenda for the future of Europe