Das Progressive Zentrum is an independent think tank, founded in 2007 as a non-profit initiative. In other countries, think tanks have long established a dynamic market for ideas and have become key players in public debates. Like all industrialised countries, Germany will need to find answers to the challenges triggered by the rapid socio-economic, cultural, technological and ecological transformations of the 21st century. Thus, it can only benefit from a lively conglomerate of innovative institutions catering to the need for modernisation.

Das Progressive Zentrum aims to:

  • Strengthen democratic dialogue within Germany and across borders;
  • Shape a new understanding of progress – a new progressive narrative for a modern dynamic society, a just economy and a modern state of the 21st century;
  • Analyse problems and develop evidence-based solutions;
  • Link discussions in Germany to international debates by bringing together key actors from academia, the media, business and politics;
  • Provide a platform for an international exchange of ideas, in particular for the next generation of progressive thinkers, researchers and policymakers.


Position Paper

What topics should progressives focus on in these turbulent times? And what contribution can we as a progressive think tank make to strengthen our liberal and social democracy? Our position paper gives answers.