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
Frena La Curva/Brake The Curve won the 2021 Innovation in Politics award for COVID-19 strategies. The open-source digital citizen’s platform allowed people to cooperate and organise social energy in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic. We spoke to Patricia Horrillo and Raúl Oliván Cortés, part of the team behind the project.
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Three cities that are frontrunners in democracy have been shortlisted by the Experts’ Jury in the competition for becoming the first European Capital of Democracy (ECoD). The title will be granted to one of these cities in January 2023 by a Citizens’ Jury of up to 10,000 Europeans.
Collectively people can be smarter than as individuals. Building on that can help us make Democracies better at solving current problems. That is the basic premise of the book soon to be published by Stephen Boucher, who talked to us about what it takes to harvest collective intelligence for Democracy and why this is not already done much better.
Our team has been speaking to leaders and professionals from across Europe. We asked them to give us an example of a citizen participation process supported by digital technologies that has been implemented in their municipality or area of work.
Here is a first look at some of the answers we received.
The existence of a digital divide does not automatically lead to unequal outcomes in digital participation processes. When we assume this link we skip a couple of essential steps and miss some important lessons in the process – as Tiago C. Peixoto, senior government specialist at the World Bank, explains in this interview.
It’s time to show your appreciation for those who work tirelessly behind the scenes to get you where you need to be.
Kood/Jõhvi won the 2021 Innovation in Politics Award in the category Education. We spoke to the school’s co-director Karin Künnapas about the idea behind the school.
We have noticed that someone has put a near-identical version of our Innovation in Politics Awards online. This was done without our knowledge and consent.
Artists reflect on what is happening right now, on the issues that move us all. Looking back at the history of art, it’s interesting to see that thanks to their particular attunement to the world around them, artists have sometimes been able to foretell what the future would bring.
Political parties are essential institutions of democracy. For this article, we talked to executives of some of the most innovative parties across Europe, to find out which democracy technologies they use, and how they make the most of them.
One of 13 cities from eight countries has the chance to become the very first European Capital of Democracy.
Have your say and join 10,000 citizens from all over Europe to select the first ever European Capital of Democracy