|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.
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.
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.
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.
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 of Cyprus (DIKO) 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.
The Progressive Alliance lists the parties and organisations which participate in the network, rather than claiming members.
|Socialist Forces Front||FFS||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||Hramada|
|Socialist Party||PS||In opposition||Part of governing coalitions in Wallonia and Brussels.|
|Socialist Party Differently||SPA||In opposition||Part of governing coalition in Brussels.|
|Movement for Socialism||MAS||In opposition|
|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||Senior party in coalition|
|Social Democrats||SD||In government|
|Modern Revolutionary Party||PRM||In opposition|
|Revolutionary Front for an Independent East Timor||FRETILIN||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 opposition|
|Movement for Change||KINAL||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||Ruling at state-level in Punjab, Rajasthan, Chhattisgarh, Madhya Pradesh and Puducherry. Part of governing coalitions in Maharashtra and Jharkhand.|
|Samajwadi (Socialist) Party||SP||In opposition|
|National Democratic Party||NasDem||Junior party in coalition|
|Indonesian Democratic Party of Struggle||PDIP||In government|
|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 Labor Party||HaAvoda||In opposition|
|Democratic Party||PD||Junior party in coalition|
|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||In opposition|
|Social Democratic Party of Lithuania||LSDP||In opposition|
|Luxembourg Socialist Workers' Party||LSAP||Junior party in coalition|
|Democratic Action Party||DAP||In opposition|
|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||In opposition|
|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||SDSM||Senior party in coalition|
|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||In opposition|
|Socialist Party||PS||In government|
|Social Democratic Party||PSD||In opposition|
|Movement for the Liberation of São Tomé and Príncipe/Social Democratic Party||MLSTP-PSD||Senior party in coalition|
|Socialist Party of Senegal||PS|
|Democratic Party||DS||In opposition|
|Direction – Social Democracy||SD||In opposition|
|Social Democrats||SD||In opposition|
|Justice Party||JP||In opposition|
|Spanish Socialist Workers' Party||PSOE||Senior party in coalition|
|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||Senior party in coalition|
|Syrian Democratic People's Party|
|Chama Cha Mapinduzi||CCM||In government|
|Democratic Forum for Labour and Liberties||Ettakatol||Senior party in coalition||Holds the head of government position despite no members in legislature.|
|Peoples' Democratic Party||HDP||In opposition|
|Republican People's Party||CHP||In opposition|
|Socialist Party of Uruguay||PSU||In opposition|
|Labour Party||LAB||In opposition||In government in the Welsh Assembly, holds the London Mayoralty and London Assembly.|
|Democratic Party||D||In opposition||In control of 15 state government trifectas, 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|
|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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