The CEO of the Inclusive Society Institute, Mr Daryl Swanepoel, attended the Progressive Governance Summit which was held from 9 to 11 June 2021.
Keynote speakers at the opening session included Olaf Scholz, Vice Chancellor and Federal Minister of Finance of Germany and Justin Trudeau, Prime Minister of Canada.
Scholz spoke about the tasks for progressive governments to fend off authoritarian regimes. He said that the biggest tasks for progressives was to create hope by letting every citizen know that he/she has a future in the country. This would counter populist rhetoric. Trudeau’s message concurred. He said the role of progressive governments were to reassure, support and empower its citizens.
A wide range of topics were discussed over the three days, including, amongst others:
Successful governing in an Age of Complexity: Humble as the New Vision
The New World of Work after the Pandemic: Who are Winners and Losers?
Tomorrow’s Tech Economy: Pathways to Carbon-free Innovation Landscapes
Resisting the Far-Right: Progressive Narratives that Restore Trust in Democracy
Europe’s Sovereignty Post-Pandemic: Entering an Era of Deglobalization?
From Building Back Better to the European Green Deal: Advancing the Climate Agenda
Strategies for a World without Right-Wing Populism and Nationalism
Placing Politics above Economics: How Covid has led to a Public Finance Paradigm Shift
Europe in the 2020s: Reinvigorating the Spirit of Reform
People Power: A message to the G&
The Struggle for Democracy: How to Turn Back the Authoritarian Tide
Building a New Era of Multilateralism
Germany after Merkel
Campaigning during and after the Covid-19 Pandemic
New Economic Paradigms
After the Crisis: Centre-Left Comeback or Another Conservative Decade
Empowering the Politically Abandoned: Addressing Inequalities in the 2020s
Visions for Europe’s (Digital) Future
Stronger Together! Background Discussion on European Solidarity between National Parliamentarians from EU Member States
Mayors as Progressive Motors
Progressive Majorities: Best-Practices Politics on Keeping out the Centre-Right
Intergenerational Justice and Social Mobility Post-Covid