EMPOWERMENT, CIVIC INVOLVEMENT, SOCIAL COHESION
THE 10 FINALISTS
We honour local and regional political work that enhances mutual respect, cooperation and peaceful coexistence.
The citizens of Ludwigshafen re-imagine urban space and discuss their ideas about how to redevelop the location of a former highway.
Students receive free accommodation for 30 hours per month of their time to support the care of elderly care home residents.
This project aims to provide better social services based on a system that allows residents to participate in its development on a case-by-case basis.
The Municipality of Metamorphosis is combating food waste through the redistribution of unused food to different local charities.
The pioneer smart city of Rzeszów offers one-stop-shops for public services, such as car registrations and obtaining IDs, sets up a helpline for the same purpose, and introduces a participatory budget.
Migrants are welcomed and supported through this community programme which helps them integrate into life in the UK.
The initiative engages with rural communities by having schools be the central focus for encounters between adults, youth, and children.
Young people from the city stay with older people in rural areas, to create lasting connections between generations, preserve cultural heritage, and develop young people’s sense of belonging.
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.
This initiative is about sharing a public meal as part of a quarterly event, where citizens and politicians come together to cook, eat, and discuss.