EMPOWERMENT, CIVIC INVOLVEMENT, SOCIAL COHESION
THE 10 FINALISTS
We honour local and regional political work that enhances mutual respect, cooperation and peaceful coexistence.
Flat-Exchange Coordination Office
A flat-exchange coordination office is set up to tackle the issue of a limited housing market and ensure that residents have both affordable and appropriate housing.
Towards Zero Waste – Exact Fee
Lower fees reward waste separation and recycling, which alongside a developing social awareness, leads to more recycling.
Including People with Intellectual Disabilities
The government of the Province of Biscay makes special provisions to recruit civil servants from societal groups with intellectual disabilities.
Community Mobilisation through Children
The initiative engages with rural communities by having schools be the central focus for encounters between adults, youth, and children.
Lunattiva, virtual currency
An experimental, virtual currency is introduced to improve engagement in projects designed to help tackle social problems in a deprived area of Mantua.
Communecter – Connect with your Municipality
An exchange platform for feedback and proposals intends to enable each citizen to contribute directly to projects and the governance of a territory, at the neighbourhood, municipal, and regional level.
Global Lithuania – State and Diaspora Cooperation
Sharing knowledge and culture that unite the Lithuanian diaspora around the world, this network connects governmental institutions, Lithuanian schools, and communities abroad to their home country.
Leuven launches a pioneering platform and call-centre for civil participation, to connect volunteers with citizens in need during and after the Corona-crisis, for meal delivery, language courses, and care tasks.
Volunteers are individually connected with people living within a 15-minute walking distance who need support with everyday tasks, strengthening local solidarity and neighbourly relationships.
Training programmes in different locations in Europe and Africa empower disadvantaged groups through digital literacy, to overcome the digital divide and make earning an income locally possible.