#ProgressiveLocalLab in Berlin

Thursday 21 November 2019

#ProgressiveLocalLab in Berlin

Progressive Local Lab
16.00 - 17.30
Presidency of the Region of Tuscany, Palazzo Strozzi Sacrati Piazza Duomo, 10 50122 Florence
Sustainable Development Goals

New EU institutions: Where is the journey going for cities and towns?

Following the elections to the European Parliament in May this year year and just before the new European Commission takes office, this event aimed at discussing what the next five years will hold from the point of view of progressive local communities, cities and regions in the EU. The European Parliament, like many national political systems, is more divided than ever, while Commission President-designate Ursula Von der Leyen has made many interesting promises, but already has to face a series of political crises and challenges before she officially takes up her new job, and the challenges for the European Union and all levels of government are enormous. Reorienting the EU towards a just transition and the implementation of the Sustainable Development Goals, the resolute fight against climate change, the future of EU finances and the Eurozone, and the need to reform the EU institutions in the face of Brexit, populism and growing social divisions dominate the agenda of the EU institutions. The PES Group in the European Committee of the Regions  has invited Social Democrats to discuss priorities and core demands for the next five years at our #ProgressiveLocalLab at the 14th DEMO Municipal Congress in Berlin.


Photo:  Markus Spiske / unsplash

16.00 – 16.10

Introduction by the moderator

Ulrike Hiller, mmc moderation, mediation, coaching

16.10 – 17.20

Interactive panel debate

Gaby Bischoff, Member of the European Parliament (S & D Group)

Tom Jungen, Mayor of Roeser, Secretary-General of the Luxembourg Socialist Workers Party and member of the European Committee of the Regions

Dr. Angelika Kordfelder,former mayor of Rheine, Germany, member of the Main Committee of the German Section of the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (RGRE) and member of the German delegation to the Council of European Municipalities and Regions (CEMR)

Isolde Ries, First Vice-President of the Saarland Regional Parliament; and Member of the Europen Committee of the Regions

17.20 – 17.30


Ulrike Hiller, mmc moderation, mediation, coaching

Photo gallery


#ProgressiveLocalLab Berlin