GLOBAL PROGRESSIVE FORUM 2021

17-19 November 2021 - European Parliament in Brussels

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WHAT IS THE GLOBAL PROGRESSIVE FORUM 2021?

A large mobilisation of progressive forces to set our new priorities for the next decade.

FROM APRIL TO NOVEMBER 2021

100 online debates on a range of topics: climate change, human rights and democracy, gender equality, globalization, sustainable development, economic development, social justice, employment, the digital transformation, smart cities, and many more.

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17-19 NOVEMBER 2021

A large-scale event at the European Parliament in Brussels and online with progressive leaders, mayors, experts, civil society representatives and activists.

 

ONCE AGAIN IT IS TIME FOR GLOBAL PROGRESSIVES TO JOIN FORCES AND TAKE THE LEAD IN CHANGING THE WORLD

More than ten years ago, Progressive thinkers from all over the world gathered in Brussels at the Global Progressive Forum 2009, to discuss how to better channel globalization for the benefit of everyone. Participants included former US President Bill Clinton, Indian activist Vandana Shiva, and the current UN Secretary General António Guterres, as well as prime ministers and many other progressive leaders, NGOs, trade unions, academics and young people.

Since then, the international debate has significantly changed, and not always for the better. 

Populism and extremism have largely taken the stage in many countries. Conflicts and violence in Syria, Yemen, Libya, Myanmar and other places, have caused millions of civilian casualties and new waves of forced migration. The Mediterranean Sea has become a watery grave for thousands of people fleeing their countries. During the tenure of the Trump administration, the safety and rights of women and minorities were systematically undermined. Economic inequalities between the richest few and the growing number of people living in poverty have steadily increased. Turkey and Russia have been acting as destabilising players within their regions, and have been impinging on the democratic fabric of other countries. Multilateralism and transatlantic cooperation have reached an all-time low.

On top of all these changes, the Covid-19 pandemic has caused an unprecedented global crisis, with the world’s poorest and most vulnerable being affected the most. Women too are paying a higher price compared to men.  The pandemic has had a severe impact on our local communities, forcing us to rethink our way of life. We have realised that we are vulnerable, but we know that we can protect each other. We know that we need to invest more in public care, that all children need to go to school, that there can be new working models, that we do not need to use our cars every single day, and that our personal freedoms and time do matter.

We have entered a new decade full of choices to be made. We will be expected to: promote a greener, less divided and more peaceful world; tackle all kinds of inequalities between women and men, and between the richest few and the poorest layers of society; uphold people’s rights and freedoms regardless of where they live and where they come from; who they love or how they identify; and to increase the number of people with access to water, food, quality lifelong education, decent jobs and the digital revolution.

Ahead of us will be new scientific discoveries and innovations that will improve our knowledge and capabilities.

It is our responsibility to turn all these challenges into new opportunities for all.

The last ten-year period has been the decade of the populists. The next one must be the decade of the progressives.

We believe, therefore, that the time is ripe to convene a new Global Progressive Forum at the end of this year, and we call on all progressive forces, movements, and like-minded people from around the world to take part, and join us in driving forward the necessary change.

Andreas Schieder, MEP, GPF Co-chair

Sergei Stanishev, MEP, GPF Co-chair and PES President

Iratxe García Pérez, MEP, President, S&D Group in the European Parliament,

Maria João Rodrigues, President, FEPS

László Andor, Secretary General, FEPS

Luca Visentini, General Secretary, ETUC

Sharan Burrow, Secretary General, ITUC

Liina Carr, Confederal Secretary, ETUC

Conny Reuter, Global Coordinator, Progressive Alliance

Christophe Rouillon, President of the PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions and Mayor of Coulaines, France

Zita Gurmai, President, PES Women

Mikael Leyi, Secretary-General, Solidar

Camila Garfias, President, Rainbow Rose

Ana Pirtskhalava, Secretary General, YES 

Bruno Gonçalves, Secretary General, IUSY

Eric Andrieu, MEP, Chair, Progressive Society

 

 

 

¿QUÉ ES EL FORO PROGRESISTA GLOBAL 2021?

Una gran movilización de fuerzas progresistas para establecer nuestras nuevas prioridades para la próxima década.

DE ABRIL A NOVIEMBRE 2021

100 debates en línea sobre una variedad de temas: cambio climático, derechos humanos y democracia, igualdad de género, globalización, desarrollo sostenible, desarrollo económico, justicia social, empleo, transformación digital, ciudades inteligentes y muchos más.

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17-19 DE NOVIEMBRE DE 2021

Un evento a gran escala en el Parlamento Europeo en Bruselas y en línea con líderes progresistas, alcaldes, expertos, representantes de la sociedad civil y activistas.

 

UNA VEZ MÁS, ES HORA DE QUE LOS PROGRESISTAS GLOBALES UNAN FUERZAS Y TOMEN LA INICIATIVA PARA CAMBIAR EL MUNDO

Hace más de diez años, pensadores progresistas de todo el mundo se reunieron en Bruselas en el Foro Progresista Global (FPG) 2009, para discutir cómo canalizar mejor la globalización en beneficio de todos. Entre los participantes se encontraban el ex presidente estadounidense Bill Clinton, la activista india Vandana Shiva y el actual secretario general de la ONU, António Guterres, así como primeros ministros y muchos otros líderes progresistas, ONG, sindicatos, académicos y jóvenes.

Desde entonces, el debate internacional ha cambiado significativamente, y no siempre para mejor.

El populismo y el extremismo han tomado gran parte del escenario en muchos países. Los conflictos y la violencia en Siria, Yemen, Libia, Myanmar y otros lugares han causado millones de víctimas civiles y nuevas oleadas de migración forzada. El mar Mediterráneo se ha convertido en una tumba de agua para miles de personas que huyen de sus países. Durante el mandato de la administración Trump, la seguridad y los derechos de las mujeres y de las minorías se vieron socavados sistemáticamente. Las desigualdades económicas entre los pocos que son los más ricos y el creciente número de personas que viven en la pobreza han aumentado constantemente. Turquía y Rusia han estado actuando como actores desestabilizadores dentro de sus regiones y han estado incidiendo en el tejido democrático de otros países. El multilateralismo y la cooperación transatlántica han alcanzado un mínimo histórico.

Además de todos estos cambios, la pandemia de Covid-19 ha provocado una crisis mundial sin precedentes, y los más pobres y vulnerables del mundo son los más afectados. Las mujeres también están pagando un precio más alto en comparación con los hombres. La pandemia ha tenido un impacto severo en nuestras comunidades locales, lo que nos ha obligado a repensar nuestra forma de vida. Nos hemos dado cuenta de que somos vulnerables, pero sabemos que podemos protegernos unos a otros. Sabemos que debemos invertir más en la asistencia pública, que todos los niños deben ir a la escuela, que puede haber nuevos modelos de trabajo, que no necesitamos usar nuestros automóviles todos los días y que nuestras libertades personales y nuestro tiempo sí que importan.

 

Hemos entrado en una nueva década llena de opciones por hacer. Se espera que: promuévanos un mundo más verde, menos dividido y más pacífico; abordar todo tipo de desigualdades entre mujeres y hombres, y entre los pocos que son los más ricos y los estratos más pobres de la sociedad; defender los derechos y libertades de las personas independientemente de dónde vivan y de dónde vengan, a quién aman o cómo se identifican; y aumentar el número de personas con acceso a agua, alimentos, educación permanente de calidad, trabajos decentes y a la revolución digital.

Delante de nosotros habrá nuevos descubrimientos científicos e innovaciones que mejorarán nuestro conocimiento y nuestras capacidades.

Es nuestra responsabilidad convertir todos estos desafíos en nuevas oportunidades para todos.

El último decenio ha sido la década de los populistas. La próxima debe ser la década de los progresistas.

Creemos, por lo tanto, que ha llegado el momento de convocar un nuevo Foro Progresista Global a fines de este año, y hacemos un llamado a todas las fuerzas progresistas, movimientos y personas de ideas afines de todo el mundo para que participen y se unan a nosotros, para impulsar el cambio necesario.

 

Andreas Schieder, Copresidente del FPG

Sergei Stanishev, Copresidente del FPG y presidente de PES

Iratxe García Pérez, eurodiputada, Presidenta del Grupo S&D en el Parlamento Europeo,

Maria João Rodrigues, Presidenta, FEPS

László Andor, Secretario General, FEPS

Luca Visentini,  Secretario General de la CES

Sharan Burrow, Secretaria General, CSI

Liina Carr, Secretaria Confederal, CES

Conny Reuter, Coordinador global, Progressive Alliance

Christophe Rouillon,  Presidente del Grupo PSE en el Comité Europeo de las Regiones y Alcalde de Coulaines, Francia

Zita Gurmai, Presidenta de PES Women

Mikael Leyi, Secretario General, Solidar

Camila Garfias, Presidenta, Rainbow Rose

Ana Pirtskhalava, Secretaria General, YES 

Bruno Gonçalves, Secretario General, IUSY

Eric Andrieu, eurodiputado, Presidente, Sociedad Progresista

QU'EST-CE QUE LE FORUM MONDIAL PROGRESSISTE 2021?

Une large mobilisation des forces progressistes pour fixer nos nouvelles priorités pour la prochaine décennie.

D'AVRIL À NOVEMBRE 2021

100 débats en ligne sur une gamme de sujets: changement climatique, droits de l'homme et démocratie, égalité des sexes, mondialisation, développement durable, développement économique, justice sociale, emploi, transformation numérique, villes intelligentes, et bien d'autres.

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17-19 NOVEMBRE 2021

Un événement à grande échelle au Parlement européen à Bruxelles et en ligne avec des dirigeants progressistes, des maires, des experts, des représentants de la société civile et des militants.
 


 

 

UNE FOIS DE PLUS, IL EST TEMPS QUE LES PROGRESSISTES MONDIAUX UNISSENT LEURS FORCES ET PRENNENT LES DEVANTS POUR CHANGER LE MONDE !

Il y a plus de dix ans, des penseurs progressistes du monde entier se sont réunis à Bruxelles lors du Forum Progressiste Mondial 2009, pour débattre de la meilleure façon de canaliser la mondialisation au profit de tous. Parmi les participant(e)s figuraient l'ancien Président américain,  Bill Clinton, l'activiste indienne Vandana Shiva,  l'actuel secrétaire général de l'ONU,  António Guterres, ainsi que des premiers ministres et de nombreux autres dirigeants progressistes, des ONG, des syndicats, des universitaires et de nombreux jeunes.

Depuis,  le débat international a considérablement évolué, et pas toujours en mieux.

Le populisme et l'extrémisme ont largement émergé dans de nombreux pays. Les conflits et la violence  dans des pays comme la Syrie, le Yémen, la Libye, le Myanmar et ailleurs ont fait des millions de victimes civiles et de nouvelles vagues de migration forcée. La mer Méditerranée est devenue un véritable cimetière pour des milliers de personnes fuyant leur pays. Sous l'administration Trump, la sécurité et les droits des femmes et des minorités ont systématiquement été menacés. Les inégalités économiques entre les plus riches et le nombre croissant de personnes vivant dans la pauvreté n'ont cessé d'augmenter. La Turquie et la Russie ont agi comme des acteurs déstabilisateurs au sein de leurs régions et ont empiété sur le tissu démocratique d'autres pays. Le multilatéralisme et la coopération transatlantique ont atteint un niveau historiquement bas.

En plus de tous ces changements, la pandémie de Covid-19 a provoqué une crise mondiale sans précédent, les plus pauvres et les plus vulnérables étant les plus touchés. Les femmes paient aussi un prix plus élevé que les hommesface à cette crise. La pandémie a eu un impact sévère sur nos communautés locales, nous obligeant à repenser notre mode de vie. Nous avons réalisé que nous sommes vulnérables, mais nous savons aussi que nous pouvons nous protéger les uns les autres. Nous savons que nous devons investir davantage dans les soins publics, que tous les enfants doivent aller à l'école, qu'il peut y avoir de nouveaux modèles de travail, que nous n'avons pas besoin d'utiliser nos voitures tous les jours et  que nos libertés individuelles et notre temps sont importants.

Nous sommes entrés dans une nouvelle décennie , pleine de choix à faire. Nous devons promouvoir un monde plus vert, moins divisé et plus pacifique; nous devons nous attaquer à de multiples  inégalités : entre les femmes et les hommes, entre les plus riches et les plus pauvres de la société; nous devons défendre les droits et libertés des personnes, quel que soit leur lieu de résidence et d’origine ou qui ils aiment ou comment ils s’identifient; nous devons augmenter le nombre de personnes ayant accès à l'eau, à la nourriture, à une éducation de qualité tout au long de la vie, à des emplois décents et à la révolution numérique.

De nouvelles découvertes et innovations scientifiques amélioreront nos connaissances et nos capacités dans le futur.

Il est de notre responsabilité de tourner ces différents défis en nouvelles opportunités pour tou(es)s.

Cette dernière décade a été celle des populistes ; les prochaines 10 années devront être celles des progressistes.

Dès lors, nous pensons qu’il est temps de convoquer un nouveau Forum Progressiste Mondial à la fin de cette année et appelons toutes les forces progressives, mouvements et gens ayant la même vision des choses du monde entier à  se joindre à nous,  pour mener à bien les changements nécessaires.

Andreas Schieder, FPM Co-Président

Sergei Stanishev, FPM Co-Président et Président du Parti des Socialistes Européens (PSE)

Iratxe García Pérez, MEP, Présidente, Groupe S&D au Parlement Européen

Maria João Rodrigues, Présidente, FEPS

László Andor, Secrétaire Général, FEPS

Luca Visentini, Secrétaire général, CES

Sharan Burrow, Secrétaire Générale, CSI

Liina Carr, Secrétaire Confédérale, CES

Conny Reuter, Coordinateur global, Alliance Progressiste

Christophe Rouillon, Président du groupe PSE au Comité européen des régions et Maire de Coulaines, France

Zita Gurmai, Présidente, PSE Femmes

Mikael Leyi, Secrétaire Général, Solidar

Camila Garfias, Présidente, Rainbow Rose

Ana Pirtskhalava, Secrétaire Générale, YES 

Bruno GoncalvesSecrétaire Général, IUSY

Eric Andrieu, MEP, Président, Société progressiste

 

 

 

Programme

17/11/2021 - 19/11/2021

Virtual

The News of the Day

with Katarina Barley and Christel Schaldemose, Members of the European Parliament

Virtual

OPENING SESSION

with Iratxe García Pérez, S&D leader, Andreas Schieder and Sergei Stanishev, GPF Co-Chairs 

Virtual

UNited for a people-powered recovery

"An opportunity for global change"

  • Michelle Bachelet, UN High Commissioner for Human Rights, Former President of Chile (pre-recorded message)
  • Josep Borrell, High Representative of the EU for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy/ Vice-President of the European Commission
  • Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State, Chair, Albright Stonebridge Group and Albright Capital Management
  • Moderator: Maria João Rodrigues, President, Foundation for European Progressive Studies

Virtual

Back2Studio

Virtual

UNited for a people-powered recovery

"A fair post-COVID world"

  • Guy Ryder, Director-General, International Labour Organisation (pre-recorded message)
  • Arancha González Laya, Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain
  • Camilla Brückner, Representative of the UN Secretary General to the EU and Director of the UN Office in Brussels
  • Howard Lee Chuan How, Former State Youth and Sports Minister for the State of Perak, Malaysia, Former IUSY President, State Legislative Assemblyperson for Perak State, Malaysia
  • Helen Clark, Former UNDP Administration; Former Prime Minister, New Zealand
  • Merav Michaeli, Leader of the Labour Party and Minister of Transport and Road Safety in Israel
  • Moderator: László Andor, Secretary General, Foundation for European Progressive Studies

Virtual

Back2Studio

with Kata Tüttő, Deputy Mayor of Budapest and Vice-President of the PES Group in the European Committee of Regions, Hungary

Virtual

CREATING SUSTAINABLE GROWTH

  • Ana Gomes, former diplomat and former MEP, Portugal
  • Tove Maria Ryding, Tax Justice analyst Eurodad
  • Liina Carr, Confederal Secretary, ETUC
  • Moderator: Beatriz Ríos

Virtual

Back2Studio

with Pedro Marques, MEP, Portugal

Virtual

THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY

Special interview with Enrico Letta, former Prime Minister, Italy; Moderator: James Kanter

Virtual

The News of the Day

with Birgit Sippel and Juan Fernando López Aguilar, Members of the European Parliament

Virtual

Silver Rose Award Ceremony - Lifetime Achievement

with Udo Bullmann, MEP, Francisca Sauquillo, President, Solidar and Mikael Leyi Secretary General, Solidar

Virtual

INEQUALTIES – ACCESS TO RESOURCES

  • Jutta Urpilainen, EU Commissioner for International Partnerships, Finland
  • Charles Santiago, economist and politician from the Democratic Action Party, Malaysia
  • Rob Hopkins, Co-founder of Transition Network and Transition Town Totnes, UK
  • Marcela Ahumada, Executive director of the Allende Foundation, Chile
  • Moderator: Jack Parrock

Virtual

Back2Studio

Virtual

MIGRATION

  • Ylva Johansson, EU Commissioner for Home Affairs, Sweden
  • Rania Ali, Journalist and Refugee rights advocate, Syria
  • Syed Ahmad Shah Sadaat, Former Telecommunications and IT minister of Afghanistan
  • Ėsaïe Mavungu, Political refugee, DRC
  • Brando Benifei, Member of the European Parliament, Italy
  • Moderator: Tim Dixon

Virtual

Back2Studio

Virtual

DIGITALIZATION AND DEMOCRACY

  • Raphaël Glucksmann, MEP, Chair of the Special Committee on Foreign Interference in all Democratic Processes in the EU, incl. Disinformation, France
  • Tristan Harris, Co-Founder & President of the Center for Humane Technology, USA
  • Max Schrems, privacy activists and lawyer, Austria
  • Maya Wang, Senior Researcher, Human Rights Watch, China
  • Moderator: Beatriz Ríos

Virtual

Back2Studio

with Hannah Grace Carter, Rainbow Rose

Virtual

ALL DIFFERENT, ALL EQUAL

  • Jean Wyllys, activist and politician, Brazil
  • Rayhan Asat, Uyghur human rights advocate and Yale World Fellow, USA
  • Soraya Post, former MEP, Romani human rights activist, Sweden
  • Kayza Rose, Founding Director of BLM Fest, UK
  • Moderator: Jack Parrock

Virtual

Back2Studio

Special Interview with Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva, 35th President of Brazil hosted by Teresa Mergulhão

Virtual

THE FUTURE OF DEMOCRACY

  • Federica Mogherini, Rector of the College of Europe, Bruges and former EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs, Italy
  • Andreas Schieder, MEP and Global Progressive Forum Co-Chair, Austria
  • Hind Al-Eryani, journalist and LGBTQ+ activist, Yemen
  • Modi Ntambwe, Human Rights specialist, Co-Founder of PAD Belgium Observatory
  • Moderator: James Kanter

Virtual

The News of the Day

with Tanja Fajon and Eva Kaili, Members of the European Parliament

Virtual

PREVIEW

with Conny Reuter, Global Coordinator, Progressive Alliance and Zita Gurmai, President, PES Women

Virtual

WOMEN ARE THE CHANGE

  • Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta, Minister for Women, Gender and Diversity, Argentina
  • Sahraa Karimi, Afghan Director and women’s activist
  • Magda Górecka, women’s rights activist, Poland
  • Evelyn Regner, MEP, Chair of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality, Austria
  • Moderator: Jack Parrock

Virtual

Back2Studio

Virtual

NEW POLITICS

  • Elly Schlein, Vice-President of the Emilia Romagna Region, Italy
  • Conner Rousseau, Leader of Vooruit Social Democratic Party, Belgium
  • Nathan Law Khun - chung, Student Protest Leader and Human Rights activist, Hong Kong
  • Anna Kassautzki, Member of Parliament, Germany
  • Moderator: Jennifer Baker

Virtual

Back2Studio

Hybrid event

A NEW GREEN DEAL FOR CLIMATE JUSTICE

  • Paul Magnette, Mayor of Charleroi and PS leader, Belgium
  • Sunita Narain, environmentalist and political activist, India
  • Morten Thorsby, Football Player and climate activist, Norway
  • Raj Patel, Professor, Texas University, Austin, USA
  • Nisreen Elsaim, Chair of UN Secretary General's Youth Advisory Group on Climate Change, Sudan
  • Moderator: Beatriz Ríos

Virtual

Back2Studio

Virtual

NEW SOCIAL CONTRACT FOR INCLUSIVE AND SUSTAINABLE RECOVERY

  • Nicolas Schmit, EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights, Luxembourg
  • Liz Shuler, President of the AFL-CIO, USA
  • Luca Visentini, General Secretary of the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC), Italy
  • Omar Faruk Osman, General Secretary of the Federation of Somali Trade Unions, Somalia
  • Jayati Ghosh, Development Economist and Professor, India
  • Jennifer Harris, Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for International Economics & Labor, National Security Council and National Economic Council, USA
  • Moderator: Sharan Burrow, Secretary General, ITUC

Virtual

Closing session

Event Speakers

Here are some of our speakers

Text speakers

Newly confirmed speakers will be announced here every day.

Kelly Agathos

Moderator

Marcela Ahumada

Executive Director

Hind Al-Eryani

Journalist and human rights activist, Yemen

Madeleine Albright

Former U.S. Secretary of State

Elizabeth Gómez Alcorta

Minister of Women, Genders and Diversity of Argentina

Rania Ali

Journalist/ Refugee rights advocate, Syria

László Andor

Secretary General, FEPS

Jacinda Ardern

Prime Minister of New Zealand

Rayhan Asat

Uyghur Human Rights Lawyer, Advocate, & Yale World Fellow, USA

Michelle Bachelet Jeria

United Nations High Commissioner for Human Rights, Former President of Chile

Jennifer Baker

Moderator

Katarina Barley

Vice-President of the European Parliament

Brando Benifei

Member of the European Parliament, Italy

Josep Borrell Fontelles

EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy

Camilla Brückner

Representative of the UN Secretary-General to the EU and Director of the UN/UNDP Office in Brussels

Udo Bullmann

Member of the European Parliament, Germany

Sharan Burrow

Secretary General, ITUC

Liina Carr

Confederal Secretary, ETUC

Howard Lee Chuan How

State Legislative Assembly person, Malaysia

Rt Hon. Helen Clark

Former Prime Minister of New Zealand, Former Administrator of UNDP

Tim Dixon

Moderator, Co-Founder of More in Common

Nisreen Elsaim

Environmental and climate activist, Sudan

Tanja Fajon

Member of the European Parliament, Slovenia

Iratxe García Pérez

President of S&D Group in the European Parliament

Jayati Ghosh

Economist, India

Raphaël Glucksmann

Member of the European Parliament, France

Ana Gomes

Former Diplomat and former MEP, Portugal

Magda Górecka

Women's rights activist, Poland

Zita Gurmai

President, PES Women

Jennifer Harris

Special Assistant to the President and Senior Director for International Economics & Labor, National Security Council and National Economic Council, USA

Tristan Harris

Co-Founder & President of the Center for Human Technology, USA

Rob Hopkins

Co-founder of Transition Network and Transition Town Totnes, UK

Ylva Johansson

EU Commissioner for Home Affairs

Eva Kaili

Member of the European Parliament, Greece

James Kanter

Moderator, American and British journalist based in Brussels

Sahraa Karimi

Afghan film director and women's right activist

Anna Katharina Kassautzki

German politician from the Social Democratic Party, MP of Germany

Nathan Law Kwun-chung

Former student leader and Human Rights activist, Hong Kong

Arancha González Laya

Former Minister of Foreign Affairs, European Union and Cooperation of Spain

Enrico Letta

Secretary of the Italian Democratic Party (PD)

Mikael Leyi

Secretary-General, Solidar

Juan Fernando López Aguilar

Chair of the Committee on Civil Liberties, Justice and Home Affairs in the EP, Spain

Paul Magnette

Mayor of Charleroi and PS leader, Belgium

Pedro Marques

MEP, Vice-President of the S&D Group in the European Parliament, Portugal

Ésaïe Mavungu

Political refugee, DRC

MK Merav Michaeli

Leader of the Labour Party and Minister of Transport and Road Safety, Israel

Federica Mogherini

Rector of the College of Europe, Italy

Sunita Narain

Environmentalist and writer, India

Modi Ntambwe

Migration – Developement – Innovation – Environment- Gender Specialist, Belgium

Omar Faruk Osman

General Secretary of the Federation of Somali Trade Unions

Jack Parrock

Moderator, TV correspondent and presenter

Raj Patel

Research Professor, USA

Soraya Post

Former MEP, Romani human rights activists, Sweden

Evelyn Regner

Chair of the Committee on Women's Rights and Gender Equality in the EP, Austria

Conny Reuter

Global Coordinator, Progressive Alliance

Beatriz Ríos

Moderator

Maria João Rodrigues

President, FEPS

Kayza Rose 

Founder at BLM Fest, UK 

Conner Rousseau

Leader of Vooruit Social Democratic Party, Belgium

Guy Ryder

Director-General of the International Labour Organisation, UK

Tove Maria Ryding

Tax Justice analyst Eurodad

Syed Ahmad Shah Sadaat

Former Telecommunications and IT Minister, Afghanistan

Charles Santiago

Economist and Politician from the Democratic Action Party, Malaysia

Francisca Sauquillo

President, SOLIDAR

Christel Schaldemose

Member of the European Parliament, Denmark

Andreas Schieder

MEP, GPF Co-chair

Elly Schlein

Vice President of the Emilia-Romagna Regio, Italy

Nicolas Schmit

EU Commissioner for Jobs and Social Rights

Max Schrems

Privacy activist and lawyer, Austria

Elizabeth H. Shuler

President of the AFL-CIO, USA

Birgit Sippel

Member of the European Parliament, Germany

Sergei Stanishev

MEP, GPF Co-chair and PES President

Morten Thorsby

Football player and climate activist, Norway

Kata Tüttő

Deputy-Mayor of Budapest, Hungary

Jutta Urpilainen

EU Commissioner for International Partnerships

Luca Visentini

General Secretary, ETUC

Maya Wang

Senior China researcher in the Asia division at Human Rights Watch

Jean Wyllys

Activist and Politician, Brazil

Events

Next preparatory events

Documents

ESRM Synthesis Report: Enabling Space and Economic and Social Rights in Covid-19 times

SOCIAL RIGHTS MONITOR 2020

LEGAL PATHWAYS FOR MIGRATION: Setting the right priorities for a sustainable EU-Africa partnership

CITIZENSHIP AND LIFELONG LEARNING MONITOR 2020

GLOBAL PROGRESSIVE FORUM 2021 draft programme.pdf

FEPS Policy report

Organisers

Leading progressive organisations