Das Progressive Zentrum (The Progressive Centre) is an independent, non-profit think tank devoted to establishing new networks of progressive actors from different backgrounds and promoting active and effective policies for economic and social progress. It involves especially young German and European innovative thinkers and decision-makers in the debates. Its thematic priorities are situated within the three programme areas “Future of Democracy”, “Structural Change”, and “International Relations” with a particular focus on European integration and the transatlantic partnership. The organisation is based in Berlin and also operates in many European countries (including France, Poland and Great Britain) and in the United States.

Legal form
Non-profit organization
Main Activities

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.