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Santo Domingo


03 March 2020

Forum of the Progressive Alliance: “Change for Democracy and Inclusive Development” 

5 and 6 March 2020, Santo Domingo, Dominicain Republic


Thursday, 5 March 2020

Venue: Hotel CATALONIA, Av. George Washington No. 500, Santo Domingo, Room Ibiza

8:30                 Registration

09:00               Workshop Friedrich Ebert Foundation (FES):”Democracy and Social Justice: Challenges for the Progressivism in Latin America”

Participants of the Progressive Alliance are very welcome to attend.

11:15               Meeting of the Steering Committee (only for members/no press)

All parties and associated organisations of the Progressive Alliance are entitled to send delegates to the Steering Committee.

In this meeting the Steering Committee elects the 40 member parties of the Board.

The Steering Committee prepares the convention, discusses resolutions and the upcoming activities of the Progressive Alliance.

                        Presented by Conny Reuter, Coordinator, Progressive Alliance

12:30     Lunch

14:00               Progressive Alliance Forum: “Change for Democracy and Inclusive Development

14:00               Opening and welcome speech

Carolina Mejía, General Secretary, Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM)

Conny Reuter, Coordinator, Progressive Alliance

Luis Abinader, Presidential Candidate, Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM) and allied Parties

15:00              Panel “Democracy, Development and Inclusion

Dr. Miguel Ceara Hattón, Director of Candidate Luis Abinader’s Government Program and Campaign Public Policy, Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM)C (PRM)


                        Lic. José Julio Gómez, Secretary of International Cooperation and member SAINTER PRM

15:45               Commentators:

Deputy Gloria Reyes

16:00               Rosalía Sosa, former Executive Director Participación Ciudadana

Harold Zances, Expert in International affairs, SAINTER PRM

16:30              Questions and answers

16:50              Family photo

17:00              Coffee break

17:15              Panel Discussion: “Sustainable Governance and Democracy“

Margarita Bolaños Arquín, Former President, Citizens’ Action Party (PAC), Member of the Board of Directors of the Progressive Alliance, Costa Rica

Pilar Cancela, Area Secretary for Migration Policies and PSOE Exterior, Member of Parliament and President of the Commission for Equality in the Congress of Deputies, Spanish Socialist Workers’ Party (PSOE), Spain

Suyén Barahona Cuan, President, Sandinista Renovation Movement (MRS), Nicaragua

Mathias Tegnér, Member of Parliament, Swedish Social Democratic Party (SAP), Sweden

Johanna Ortega Ghiringhelli, President, International Union of Socialist Youth (IUSY)

19:00              Resolution: Declaration of Santo Domingo

Conny Reuter, Coordinator Progressive Alliance

19:15              Closing words

                       José Ignacio Paliza, Presidente, Modern Revolutionary Party (PRM)

19:00               End of the Forum

21:00              Reception


Friday, 6 March 2020

Venue:   Hotel CATALONIA, Av. George Washington No. 500,

10h00             Meeting of the Progressive Alliance of the Americas

13:00              End of the day

13:15              Lunch

Transport to the Airoport