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Progressive Governance: Towards Growth and Shared Prosperity

  • Date(s)
    11 April 2013, 12 April 2013
  • Location
Progressive Governance: Towards Growth and Shared Prosperity

Transatlantic Conference

Political leaders, experts and policymakers from across Europe and North America gathered in Copenhagen, Denmark on 11-12 April to set a credible path for progressive governance and ambitious reform in the post-financial crisis era.

This major gathering organised by Policy Network and Global Progress was hosted by Danish prime minister Helle Thorning-Schmidt. It brought together political leaders from both sides of the Atlantic, including Stefan Löfven (Sweden), Ed Miliband (UK), Martin O’Malley (US), Diederik Samsom (Netherlands), Thomas Mulcair (Canada), as well as over 150 leading thinkers, policymakers, academics, campaigners and a new generation of progressive politicians, for a major two day programme of transatlantic policy exchange and critical debate on how the centre-left can respond to the challenges of growth, social stability and declining living standards.

The full conference AGENDA and list of speakers can be downloaded here.

Memos to the Left publication

The conference was informed by a collection of over 30 Memos to the Left from leading experts on both sides of the Atlantic.The publication of memos titled "Progressive Governance: The Politics of Growth, Stability and Reform" focuses on 3 pillars of progressive governance that need sustained attention, critical thinking and new ideas:

1. The politics of growth, production and reform
2. Lifting living standards and providing good jobs in an era of increasing global competition
3. Equipping young people for the new economy and tackling youth unemployment

The PUBLICATION can be accessed here.

This was the second occasion on which Policy Network and the Center for American Progress, which leads the Global Progress initiative, have joined forces to convene progressive thinkers and policymakers from across Europe and North America. The first meeting took place in London in November 2012, spear-headed by US President Bill Clinton.

Follow the conference at @policynetwork   #PGCopenhagen

Event inquiries: Katherine Roberts (kroberts@policy-network.net, 02073402200)
Media inquiries: Seamus Nevin (snevin@policy-network.net, 020 73402200)

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