APROPOS-Advancing Process in Politics is dedicated to providing better political decision-making procedures where they are needed. We cooperate with policymaker networks, foundations, and the public sector. We empower people through trainings and publish research to improve their own political processes. We design and carry out conferences and meetings to provide an adequate setting for deliberative policymaking. And we connect policymakers to form powerful and collaborative networks that achieve change together. Below, you can find an overview of our activities.


2022

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2021

OED MP Open Call

OED MP Open Call

Dates 7 December 2021

Full title Open European Dialogue MP Open Call #13

Description Facilitation of the OED's monthly open space for parliamentarians. Read the highlights here: https://www.openeuropeandialogue.org/download-file/1861/

Partners Open European Dialogue, Stiftung Mercator, King Baudouin Foundation, Bosch Stiftung

Citizens Tables on the Future of Europe

Citizens Tables on the Future of Europe

Date 7 & 9 December 2021

Full Title Citizens Discussion Tables about the Future of Europe

Description Facilitation of citizens tables in collaboration with Democratic Society and Renew Europe. The aim is to gather voices from all around Europe, by simultaneously organizing more than 80 group discussions around Europe on the biggest challenges facing the EU.

Partners Democratic Society (DemSoc), Renew Europe

Adaptive Leadership Workshop '21

Adaptive Leadership Workshop '21

Date 30 November - 1, 2, 14 December 2021

Full Title Adaptive Leadership

Description Second edition of the Adaptive Leadership workshop for the second cohort of the International Talent Program of the Intesa Sanpaolo banking group.

Partners Gruppo Intesa San Paolo, OLI Leadership Institute

OED MP Open Call

OED MP Open Call

Date 9 November 2021

Full title Open European Dialogue MP Open Call #12

Description Facilitation of the OED's monthly open space for parliamentarians. Read the highlights here: https://www.openeuropeandialogue.org/download-file/1849/

Partners Open European Dialogue, Stiftung Mercator, King Baudouin Foundation, Bosch Stiftung

Rethinking Dialogue & Convening

Rethinking Dialogue & Convening

Date 28 October 2021

Full Title Think Tank Services: Rethinking Convening & Dialogue for Policy

Description Workshop on the basics of process design and dialogue as applied tools for policy thinking and policy making. The session drew upon the real-life experiences and lessons learnt of the Open European Dialogue and APROPOS’s work leading Europe’s first informal network of policymakers.

Partners German Council on Foreign Relations DGAP

OED MP Open Call

OED MP Open Call

Date 5 October 2021

Full title Open European Dialogue MP Open Call #11

Description Facilitation of the OED's monthly open space for parliamentarians. Read the highlights here: https://www.openeuropeandialogue.org/download-file/1837/

Partners Open European Dialogue, Stiftung Mercator, King Baudouin Foundation, Bosch Stiftung

OED MP Open Call

OED MP Open Call

Date 7 September 2021

Full title Open European Dialogue MP Open Call #10

Description Facilitation of the OED's monthly open space for parliamentarians. Read the highlights here: https://www.openeuropeandialogue.org/download-file/1826/

Partners Open European Dialogue, Stiftung Mercator, King Baudouin Foundation, Bosch Stiftung

Policy Design Sprint

Policy Design Sprint

Date 2021/06/02 - 2021/07/19

Full Title Policy Design Sprint

Description In the context of the global pandemic in June 2021, policymakers from six different parliaments across Europe pioneered a completely new approach to cross-border policy design. They agreed to participate in an intensive, multi-session workshop that had them work together and brainstorm on finding solutions to a given topic. We called this new format the OED Policy Design Sprint, and the topic challenge that the participants decided to tackle was: “How can parliaments better oversee executive action during crises?” The OED Policy Design Sprint format thrives on a small group of dedicated participants who want to find a new way to collaborate on possible solutions to a single policy issue. While they did so, the OED team supported participants by providing expertise, resources, and ad-hoc and continuous research in-between meetings and throughout the whole process. At the end of three workshops, the participating policymakers had a proposal ready: to ensure democratic oversight in crisis by setting up a parliamentary crisis committee that can work in connection with a citizen’s platform that is swiftly activated in times of crisis and where citizens can make their voice heard. Read the final report here: https://www.openeuropeandialogue.org/latest/oed-policy-design-sprint-final-report/

Partners Open European Dialogue

OED MP Open Call

OED MP Open Call

Date 2021/03/02

Full Title Open European Dialogue MP Open Call #6

Description Facilitation of the OED's monthly open space for parliamentarians. Read the highlights here: https://www.openeuropeandialogue.org/activities/open-call-your-direct-line-to-europes-policymakers-6/

Partners Open European Dialogue, Stiftung Mercator, King Baudouin Foundation, Bosch Stiftung

OED MP Open Call

OED MP Open Call

Date 2021/02/02

Full Title Open European Dialogue MP Open Call #5

Description Process design and sub-facilitation for the OED's monthly open space for parliamentarians. Read the highlights here: https://www.openeuropeandialogue.org/activities/open-call-your-direct-line-to-europes-policymakers-5/

Partners Open European Dialogue, Stiftung Mercator, King Baudouin Foundation, Bosch Stiftung

HBS 21st Foreign Policy Conference

HBS 21st Foreign Policy Conference

Date 2021/01/29

Full Title Heinrich Böll Foundation's 21st Foreign Policy Conference

Description Facilitation and process design of the expert day of the Foreign Policy Conference 2021.

Partners Heinrich Böll Foundation, Lena Exner, Helena Wittrich, Chiara Rosselli

OED MP Open Call

OED MP Open Call

Date 2021/01/11

Full Title Open European Dialogue MP Open Call#4

Description Process design and sub-facilitaiton of the OED's monthly open space for parliamentarians.

Partners Open European Dialogue, Stiftung Mercator, King Baudouin Foundation, Bosch Stiftung

2020

Mercator European Dialogue: MP Open Call

Mercator European Dialogue: MP Open Call

Date 2020/12/02

Full Title Mercator European Dialogue MP Open Call

Description Facilitation of the monthly open space for parliamentarians from across Europe. Read the highlights here: https://www.openeuropeandialogue.org/activities/open-call-your-direct-line-to-europes-policymakers-3/

Project Mercator European Dialogue

Partners The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Stiftung Mercator, King Baudouin Foundation

Government after Shock: Connection Lost?

Government after Shock: Connection Lost?

Date 2020/11/17

Full Title Government after Shock: Connection Lost? Managing the relationship between policymakers and citizens in times of crisis and beyond

Description Online dialogue with members of parliament. Part of the OECD Observatory of Public Sector Innovation's (OPSI) "Government after shock" global dialogue

Project Government after Shock. Mercator European Dialogue

Partners OECD OPSI, EU Commission, The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), Stiftung Mercator (funder), King Baudouin Foundation (funder)

Berlin Districts for Climate Protection

Berlin Districts for Climate Protection

Date 2020/11/3 (Postponed due to Covid-19-related restrictions)

Full Title Gewinnungsphase Kommunale Netzwerke: Berliner Bezirke für Klimaschutz

Description Creation of a network of municipality-level climate protection officers

Project PtJ Kommunale Netzwerke

Partners Projektträger Jülich/an agency of the federal and state-level ministries in Germany and the European Commission (funder), disctricts of Berlin (network constituents)

Mercator European Dialogue: MED120

Mercator European Dialogue: MED120

Date 2020/10/19

Full Title The Next Generation EU Recovery Package: The Role of National Parliaments

Description 120-minute video call with members of national parliaments and expert input by Damian Boeselager, MEP, and Hans Kundnani, Senior Research Fellow at Chatham House

Project Mercator European Dialogue

Partners The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), Stiftung Mercator (funder), King Baudouin Foundation (funder)

Mercator European Dialogue: MP Open Call

Mercator European Dialogue: MP Open Call

Date 2020/10/01

Full Title MP Open Call: Your Direct Line to Europe’s Policymakers #1

Description Video call with members of national parliaments, open agenda format

Project Mercator European Dialogue

Partners The German Marshall Fund of the United States, Istituto Affari Internazionali (IAI), Hellenic Foundation for European and Foreign Policy (ELIAMEP), Barcelona Centre for International Affairs (CIDOB), Stiftung Mercator (funder), King Baudouin Foundation (funder)

MEDxIIER: Advance Politics

MEDxIIER: Advance Politics

Date 2020/07/20

Full Title MED120: EU Recovery Package: What is Plan B?

Description 120-minute video call with members of national parliaments to discuss implications of the expected EU recovery package, as well as alternative survival strategies.

Project Advance Politics

Partners Mercator European Dialogue, Hannes Kunz and Nate J. Hagens of the Institute for Integrated Economic Research (IIER), WEND Collective (funder)

20th Foreign Policy Conference

20th Foreign Policy Conference

Date 2020/01/31

Full Title 20th Foreign Policy Conference Multilateralism 2.0 - In Search of New Partnerships for the German and European Foreign Policy

Description Design and facilitation of breakout sessions.

Project Heinrich Böll Foundation's 20th Annual Foreign Policy Conference

Partners Heinrich Böll Foundation (client), Lena Exner, Chiara Rosselli (co-facilitators)