Listen to the Progressive Mediterranean

This project of the GPF consist in bringing together key actors of the Arab Revolution and European decision makers and thinkers, to discuss the democratisation in the Arab world. 

The objective is to make it possible for European leaders to listen to the Progressive Mediterranean people, to their experience and to their expectations, in order to build a new, progressive partnership.  

This project has been developed in partnership with the Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats in the European Parliament (S&D Group), the Party of European Socialists, the Foundation for European Progressive Studies and Solidar.  

This project has been launched in April 2011, with a first conference organised by FEPS and the PES in Tunis.

Latest news

Le chef de file du groupe socialiste et démocrate au Parlement européen Hannes Swoboda s'est rendu en Tunisie ac

Hannes Swoboda, President of the Socialists and Democrats Group in the European Parliament, visited Tunisia, accompanied by Javier Moreno Sánchez, Secretary General of the Global Progressive Forum, for an official visit three years after the be


On 22 and 23 November 2013, the Global Progressive Forum and the Friedrich Ebert Stiftung Istanbul, with the support of the S&D Group, organised a conference to discuss the present and future democratic challenges of Turkey, both internally and within Europe.

The S&D Group was in Marrakesh for a Conference under the initiative of Listening to the Progressive Mediterranean.

Past events

27/06/2018 to 28/06/2018






Tunisia is the most promising example of democratic consolidation after the Arab Spring, and supporting Tunisia is a priority for European Socialists.