The Innovation in Politics Institute
Improving democratic politics is our mission: The Innovation in Politics Institute identifies, develops and applies innovations in politics and facilitates best practice exchange across borders and party lines.Learn More
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The ACT NOW Mayors’ Conference is a platform that sparks change and supports mayors in tackling global challenges at a local level.
The coronavirus crisis poses major challenges for everyone. We collect, document and provide innovative practices in dealing with the crisis across Europe and at all political levels. On this platform we make the best practices available to politics and society.
The answer is coming to you this fall: a political late-night show that will knock your socks off! “Socks Talk Politics” is powered by the Innovation in Politics Institute and was created to showcase awesome […]
The International Day of Democracy, which is celebrated yearly on the 15th of September, grants us a chance to re-assess the global condition of democracy. Democracy is a process as well as a goal, and […]
synAthina connects the services of the municipality of Athens with formal and informal civil society groups. It began during a moment of crisis and is still going strong. We spoke with the project’s initiator and former Vice Mayor of Athens, Amalia Zepou.
“We have reduced the amount of mixed waste by more than 20% in two years, this is 84 tons in absolute numbers or the equivalent of 13 fully loaded garbage trucks.”
“Brexit changed my life. That night made me realise that I was living a European dream that not only was not shared by the majority of the people, but that these same people had been impacted by the narrative of populist political parties that pictured it as a nightmare to escape from.”
During the last fifteen years, we have seen the emergence of new political movements globally with a community organising approach towards political engagement. Before that, we saw political parties trying to use mobilisation as their […]
Alexander Grünwald from GovLabAustria provides his reflections on the three success factors outlined above and how they are incorporated in the work of GovLabAustria.
The iValues Awards 2021 received 279 project submissions from all over the MENA region – more than anyone expected. We are excited to see such an outstanding number of participants and have now invited citizen […]
Government Innovation Labs (GIL) use creativity as well as systematic innovation processes and projects to find solutions to problems citizens and public administration face.
We invited eleven innovation-driven project owners, local changemakers and best practice creators to share their views on what constitutes political innovation today.
ProxyAddress, winner of The Innovation in Politics Award 2020 in the category Human Rights, gives UK’s homeless their lives back by giving them an address. We spoke with architect Chris Hildrey about how he came up with the idea and how not even a pandemic could stop him from making the project come to life.
We spoke with Gilles Pérole, Mayor of Mouans-Sartoux, and Léa Sturton, Head of the sustainable food department in the municipality of Mouans-Sartoux, about what it takes to change the eating habits of a whole community.
We are an international team of passionate people who are willing to break new ground. Join us and discover how much is possible!
Democracies around the world are experiencing major challenges: The rise of populists, climate change, and social inequalities are only the most obvious ones. To meet these challenges, leaders in the political sphere need specific skills, methods and knowledge.