The Progressive Centre and Citizens for Europe join forces

Civil society engagement across national borders needs resilient and flexible structures. In the coming months, Das Progressive Zentrum (The Progressive Centre, DPZ) and Citizens for Europe (CFEU) will join forces to meet today’s challenges for European CSOs with common projects and networking efforts.

At CFEU we are thrilled to announce that DPZ is willing to engage in a close cooperation and strategic partnership from 1 September 2019 onwards. As a funding and co-creation network CFEU relies on strategic partner organisations to fulfill it’s two main tasks (1) networking and thematic exchange for a community of civil society organizations (CSOs) as well as (2) awarding of seed funding for projects with democratic innovation potential. Strategic partners share administrative tasks which provide a system of checks and balances within the CFEU network. Until March 2021 DPZ will be the home for the CFEU-Network in Berlin.

Share Knowledge & Increase Impact

In a first co-creation effort, DPZ and CFEU work together on a European Hub for Civic Engagement. The Hub is envisioned as a platform where European civil society and its Civic-Tech community connect. Together, we will develop digital and analog strategies to collaborate more effectively as we work towards a pan-European civil society.

DPZ 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.

CFEU is a community of engaged European civil society organizations (CSOs), foundations, media and public authorities willing to expand their networks, share resources and exchange good (and bad) practices. It serves as a networking platform for hundreds of organisations and initiatives throughout Europe.