|Motto||Freedom, Justice, Solidarity|
|Formation||14–15 December 2012 (first conference)|
22 May 2013 (foundation)
|Purpose||Global network of social-democratic and progressive political parties and organisations|
|Conference of the Progressive Alliance|
The Progressive Alliance (PA) is a political international of social-democratic, socialist and progressive political parties and organisations founded on 22 May 2013 in Leipzig, Germany.The alliance was formed as an alternative to the existing Socialist International, of which many of its member parties are former or current members. The Progressive Alliance claims 140 participants from around the world.
A political international is a transnational organization of political parties having similar ideology or political orientation. The international works together on points of agreement to co-ordinate activity.
Social democracy is a political, social and economic philosophy that supports economic and social interventions to promote social justice within the framework of a liberal democratic polity and a capitalist mixed economy. The protocols and norms used to accomplish this involve a commitment to representative and participatory democracy, measures for income redistribution and regulation of the economy in the general interest and welfare state provisions. In this way, social democracy aims to create the conditions for capitalism to lead to greater democratic, egalitarian and solidaristic outcomes. Due to longstanding governance by social democratic parties during the post-war consensus and their influence on socioeconomic policy in the Nordic countries, social democracy has become associated in policy circles with the Nordic model in the latter part of the 20th century.
Socialism is a range of economic and social systems characterised by social ownership of the means of production and workers' self-management, as well as the political theories and movements associated with them. Social ownership can be public, collective or cooperative ownership, or citizen ownership of equity. There are many varieties of socialism and there is no single definition encapsulating all of them, with social ownership being the common element shared by its various forms.
The first step towards the creation of the Progressive Alliance was the decision in January 2012 by Sigmar Gabriel, then chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD), to cancel payment of the SPD's £100,000 yearly membership fee to the Socialist International. Gabriel had been critical of the Socialist International's admittance and continuing inclusion of undemocratic political movements into the organization.
Sigmar Hartmut Gabriel is a German politician who was Minister for Foreign Affairs from 2017 to 2018 and Vice-Chancellor of Germany from 2013 to 2018. He was Leader of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD) from 2009 to 2017, which made him the party's longest-serving leader since Willy Brandt. He was the Federal Minister of the Environment from 2005 to 2009 and the Federal Minister for Economic Affairs and Energy from 2013 to 2017. From 1999 to 2003 Gabriel was Prime Minister of Lower Saxony.
The Social Democratic Party of Germany, is a social-democratic political party in Germany.
The Socialist International (SI) is a worldwide organisation of political parties which seek to establish democratic socialism. It consists mostly of democratic socialist, social-democratic and labour political parties and other organisations.
An initial Conference of the Progressive Alliance was held in Rome, Italy on 14–15 December 2012, with representatives of 42 political parties attending.They included Pier Luigi Bersani, leader of the Democratic Party of Italy, Harlem Désir, Chair of the French Socialist Party, Hermes Binner, Chair of the Argentinian Socialist Party, Peter Shumlin, Democratic Governor of Vermont, and Mustapha Ben Jafar, Secretary General of the Tunisian Democratic Forum for Labour and Liberties. Also present were representatives of the Indian National Congress, the Workers Party of Brazil, and PASOK of Greece. The Dutch Labour Party also supported the formation of the organization, as did the Swiss Socialist Party, and the Social Democratic Party of Austria.
Rome is the capital city and a special comune of Italy. Rome also serves as the capital of the Lazio region. With 2,872,800 residents in 1,285 km2 (496.1 sq mi), it is also the country's most populated comune. It is the fourth most populous city in the European Union by population within city limits. It is the centre of the Metropolitan City of Rome, which has a population of 4,355,725 residents, thus making it the most populous metropolitan city in Italy. Rome is located in the central-western portion of the Italian Peninsula, within Lazio (Latium), along the shores of the Tiber. The Vatican City is an independent country inside the city boundaries of Rome, the only existing example of a country within a city: for this reason Rome has been often defined as capital of two states.
Italy, officially the Italian Republic, is a European country consisting of a peninsula delimited by the Italian Alps and surrounded by several islands. Located in the middle of the Mediterranean sea and traversed along its length by the Apennines, Italy has a largely temperate seasonal climate. The country covers an area of 301,340 km2 (116,350 sq mi) and shares open land borders with France, Slovenia, Austria, Switzerland and the enclaved microstates of Vatican City and San Marino. Italy has a territorial exclave in Switzerland (Campione) and a maritime exclave in the Tunisian Sea (Lampedusa). With around 60 million inhabitants, Italy is the fourth-most populous member state of the European Union.
Pier Luigi Bersani is an Italian politician and was Secretary of the Democratic Party (DP), Italy's leading centre-left party, from 2009 to 2013. Bersani was Minister of Industry, Commerce and Craftmanship from 1996 to 1999, Minister of Transport from 1999 to 2001, and Minister of Economic Development from 2006 to 2008.
During the Council of the Socialist International in Cascais, Portugal, on 4–5 February 2013, 50 political parties discussed on the sidelines the formation of the Progressive Alliance, including the Movement for Democratic Change of Zimbabwe.
Cascais is a municipality in the Lisbon District of Portugal, located on the Portuguese Riviera. The population in 2011 was 206,479, in an area of 97.40 km2. Cascais is an important tourist destination. Its marina hosts events such as the America's Cup and the town of Estoril, part of the Cascais municipality, hosts conferences such as the Horasis Global Meeting.
Portugal, officially the Portuguese Republic, is a country located mostly on the Iberian Peninsula in southwestern Europe. It is the westernmost sovereign state of mainland Europe, being bordered to the west and south by the Atlantic Ocean and to the north and east by Spain. Its territory also includes the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira, both autonomous regions with their own regional governments.
The Movement for Democratic Change – Tsvangirai (MDC–T) is a center-left political party and currently the main opposition party in the House of Assembly of Zimbabwe ahead of the 2018 elections. After the split of the original Movement for Democratic Change in 2005, the MDC–T remains the major opposition faction. The smaller faction is the Movement for Democratic Change – Ncube, or MDC–N, led by Welshman Ncube.
The official foundation of the organization was held on the 22 May 2013 in Leipzig, Germany, on the 150th anniversary of the formation of the General German Workers' Association (ADAV), the predecessor of the SPD.The organization stated the aim of becoming the global network of "the progressive, democratic, social-democratic, socialist and labour movement". It was reported that representatives of approximately 70 social-democratic political parties from across the world attended the event. The Progressive Alliance of Socialists and Democrats (S&D) group in the European Parliament joined the organization upon its official foundation. Many member parties are also affiliated to the Socialist International. In September 2013 the Democratic Party (DIKO) of Cyprus announced that it was negotiating to join the Progressive Alliance and that its representatives were to attend a seminar of the international in Stockholm on 24 October. On 4–5 December 2014, a Progressive Alliance conference was held in Lisbon for member parties of the S&D group. A regional seminar was held on 25 September 2015 in Batu Ferringhi, Malaysia, which also hosted delegates from the Democratic Action Party of Malaysia, Democratic Party of Japan and Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle. On 25 April 2016 the organisation held a seminar in São Paulo hosted by the Workers' Party of Brazil.
Leipzig is the most populous city in the federal state of Saxony, Germany. With a population of 581,980 inhabitants as of 2017, it is Germany's tenth most populous city. Leipzig is located about 160 kilometres (99 mi) southwest of Berlin at the confluence of the White Elster, Pleiße and Parthe rivers at the southern end of the North German Plain.
Germany, officially the Federal Republic of Germany, is a country in Central and Western Europe, lying between the Baltic and North Seas to the north, and the Alps, Lake Constance and the High Rhine to the south. It borders Denmark to the north, Poland and the Czech Republic to the east, Austria and Switzerland to the south, France to the southwest, and Luxembourg, Belgium and the Netherlands to the west.
The General German Workers' Association was a German political party founded on 23 May 1863 in Leipzig, Kingdom of Saxony by Ferdinand Lassalle.
The Progressive Alliance lists the parties and organisations which participate in the network, rather than claiming members.
|Socialist Forces Front||FFS||In opposition|
|Generación para un Encuentro Nacional||GEN||In opposition|
|Socialist Party||PS||In opposition|
|Australian Labor Party||ALP||In opposition||In government in Victoria, Queensland, Western Australia, Northern Territory and Australian Capital Territory.|
|Social Democratic Party of Austria||SPÖ||In opposition||Part of governing coalitions in Vienna, Styria, Lower Austria, Carinthia, Burgenland and Upper Austria.|
|Belarusian Social Democratic Party (Assembly)||Hramada|
|Socialist Party||PS||In opposition|
|Socialist Party Differently||SPA||In opposition|
|Movement for Socialism||MAS||In government|
|Workers' Party||PT||In opposition|
|Brazilian Socialist Party||PSB||In opposition|
|Bulgarian Socialist Party||BSP||In opposition|
|People's Movement for Progress||MPP||In government|
|Party for Democracy and Progress / Socialist Party||PDP/PS|
|Social Democratic Front||SDF||In opposition|
|New Democratic Party||NDP/NPD||In opposition||In government in the province of British Columbia.|
|Movement for the Liberation of the Central African People||MLPC||In opposition|
|Socialist Party of Chile||PS||In opposition|
|Party for Democracy||PPD||In opposition|
|Citizens' Action Party||PAC||In government|
|Social Democratic Party of Croatia||SDP||In opposition|
|Movement for Social Democracy||EDEK||In opposition|
|Democratic Party||Diko||In opposition|
|Republican Turkish Party||CTP||In opposition|
|Czech Social Democratic Party||ČSSD||Junior party in coalition|
|Union for Democracy and Social Progress||UDPS||In opposition|
|Social Democrats||SD||In government|
|Modern Revolutionary Party||PRM||In opposition|
|Egyptian Social Democratic Party||ESDP||In opposition|
|Convergence for Social Democracy||CPDS||In opposition|
|Eritrean Peoples' Democratic Party||EPDP|
|Social Democratic Party of Finland||SDP||Senior party in coalition|
|Socialist Party||PS||In opposition|
|Georgian Dream||In government|
|Social Democratic Party of Germany||SPD||Junior party in coalition|
|National Democratic Congress||NDC||In government|
|Panhellenic Socialist Movement||PASOK||In opposition|
|National Democratic Congress||NDC|
|Guinean People's Assembly||RPG||In government|
|Hungarian Socialist Party||MSzP||In opposition|
|Indian National Congress||INC||In opposition||In government in Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh. Part of governing coalitions in Karnataka and Puducherry.|
|Samajwadi (Socialist) Party||SP||In opposition|
|National Democratic Party||NasDem||Junior party in coalition|
|Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle||PDIP||Senior party in coalition|
|Democratic Party of Iranian Kurdistan||PDKI|
|Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan||KPK|
|Komala Party of Iranian Kurdistan||KŞZK|
|Patriotic Union of Kurdistan||PUK||In opposition|
|Kurdistan Socialist Democratic Party||KSDP||In opposition|
|Labour Party||In opposition|
|Israeli Labour Party||HaAvoda||In opposition|
|Democratic Party||PD||In opposition|
|Cap Union for Democracy and Development||CAP-UDD|
|Jordanian Social Democratic Party||KPK|
|Labour Party of Kenya||KLP|
|Concord Social Democratic Party||SDPS||In opposition|
|Progressive Socialist Party||PSP||Junior party in coalition|
|Social Democratic Party of Lithuania||LSDP||In opposition|
|Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party||LSAP||Junior party in coalition|
|Democratic Action Party||DAP||Senior party in coalition|
|Rally of Democratic Forces||RFD||In opposition|
|Mauritius Militant Movement||MMM||In opposition|
|Party of the Democratic Revolution||PRD||In opposition|
|Citizens' Movement||MC||In opposition|
|Democratic Party of Moldova||PDM||Senior party in coalition|
|Mongolian People's Party||MPP||In government|
|Social Democratic Party of Montenegro||SDP||In opposition|
|Democratic Party of Socialists of Montenegro||DPS||Senior party in coalition|
|Socialist Union of Popular Forces||USFP||In opposition|
|Democratic Party for a New Society||DPNS|
|Nepali Congress||NC||In opposition|
|Labour Party||PvdA||In opposition|
|New Zealand Labour Party||NZLP||Senior party in coalition|
|Sandinista Renovation Movement||MRS||In opposition|
|Nigerien Party for Democracy and Socialism||PNDS||In government|
|Social Democratic Union of Macedonia||SDUM||In government|
|Republican Turkish Party||CTP||In opposition|
|Norwegian Labour Party||Ap||In opposition|
|Palestinian National Initiative||PNI||In opposition|
|Party for a Country of Solidarity||PPS||In opposition|
|Akbayan Citizens' Action Party||In opposition|
|Democratic Left Alliance||SLD|
|Socialist Party||PS||In government|
|Social Democratic Party||PSD||Senior party in coalition|
|Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe/Social Democratic Party||MLSTP-PSD||In opposition|
|Socialist Party of Senegal||PS|
|Democratic Party||DS||In opposition|
|Direction – Social Democracy||SD||In government|
|Social Democrats||SD||Junior party in coalition|
|Somali Social Unity Party||SSUP|
|Spanish Socialist Workers' Party||PSOE||In government|
|Saint Lucia Labour Party||In opposition|
|People’s United Democratic Movement||PUDEMO|
|Swazi Democratic Party||SWADEPA|
|Swedish Social Democratic Party||SAP||Senior party in coalition|
|Social Democratic Party of Switzerland||SP||Junior party in coalition|
|Syrian Democratic People's Party|
|Chama Cha Mapinduzi||CCM||In government|
|Future Forward Party||FWP||In opposition|
|Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor||FRETILIN||In government|
|Democratic Forum for Labour and Liberties||Ettakatol|
|Peoples' Democratic Party||HDP||In opposition|
|Republican People's Party||CHP||In opposition|
|Socialist Party of Uruguay||PSU||In government|
|Labour Party||In opposition||In government in the Welsh Assembly, holds the London Mayoralty and London Assembly.|
|Democratic Party||D||In opposition||In government in 23 states, holds the House of Representatives.|
|Polisario Front||In government|
|Yemeni Socialist Party||YSP||In opposition|
|Movement for Democratic Change||MDC||In opposition|
|People's Democratic Party||PDP||In opposition|
|International||Socialist International Women||SIW|
|International||International Union of Socialist Youth||IUSY|
|Party of European Socialists||PES|
|Group of the Progressive Alliance of Socialists & Democrats in the European Parliament||S&D||Junior party in coalition|
|Europe||Party of European Socialists Women||PES Women|
|Europe||Young European Socialists||YES|
|Asia||Network of Social Democracy in Asia||SOCDEM|
|Asia||Arab Social Democratic Forum||ASDF|
|Africa||Central African Progressive Alliance||APAC|
|International||International Trade Union Confederation||ITUC|
|The Americas||Trade Union Confederation of the Americas||CSA|
|International||Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD||TUAC|
|International||Industrial Global Union|
|International||Global Progressive Forum|
|International||Just Jobs Network|
|Center for American Progress||CAP|
|Europe||Foundation for European Progressive Studies||FEPS|
|Foundation Jean Jaurès|
|Foundation João Mangabeira|
|Friedrich Ebert Foundation||FES|
|Olof Palme International Center||OPIC|
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Wilhelm Martin Philipp Christian Ludwig Liebknecht was a German socialist and one of the principal founders of the Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD). His political career was a pioneering project combining Marxist revolutionary theory with practical legal political activity. Under his leadership, the SPD grew from a tiny sect to become Germany's largest political party. He was the father of Karl Liebknecht and Theodor Liebknecht.
The International Working Union of Socialist Parties was a political international for the co-operation of socialist parties.
Clara Zetkin was a German Marxist theorist, activist, and advocate for women's rights.
The Social Democratic Workers' Party of Germany was a Marxist socialist political party in the North German Confederation during the period of unification. Founded in Eisenach in 1869, the SDAP endured through the early years of the German Empire. Often termed the Eisenachers, the SDAP was one of the first political organizations established among the nascent German labor unions of the 19th century. It officially existed under the name SDAP for only six years (1869–1875), but through name changes and political partnerships its lineage can be traced to the present-day Social Democratic Party of Germany (SPD).
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Neues Deutschland (nd) is a German daily newspaper, currently headquartered in Berlin.
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