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.

2021

Policy Design Sprint

Policy Design Sprint

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

Full Title Policy Design Sprint

Description Thanks to the newly-launched Policy Design Sprint, participants from six different parliaments in Europe will pioneer a completely new approach to cross-border policy design. The topic they have decided to tackle is: “How can parliaments better oversee executive action during crises?”. This format offers a small group of dedicated participants a new way to collaborate on possible solutions to a single policy issue in multiple intensive meetings. The Policy Design Sprint is a fully remote format which takes place over the course of six weeks between 2 June and 19 July 2021. For more information: https://www.openeuropeandialogue.org/activities/how-can-parliaments-better-oversee-executive-action-during-crises-2/

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)