As a project manager in the Future of Democracy programme, Paul Jürgensen oversees projects on representation and participation, democratic innovations and visions, and dealing with right-wing populism and extremism. Prior to this position, he completed the trainee programme at Das Progressive Zentrum. He is co-author of the book "Schleichend an die Macht" (Dietz Verlag, 2020) and the study "Brücken bauen für die Demokratie" (Friedrich-Ebert-Stiftung, 2020). Before joining Das Progressive Zentrum he held a teaching position at the University of Hamburg. He studied Political Science and Politics, Economics and Philosophy in Passau, Hamburg and Cardiff.