EMPOWERMENT, CIVIC INVOLVEMENT, SOCIAL COHESION
THE 10 FINALISTS
We honour local and regional political work that enhances mutual respect, cooperation and peaceful coexistence.
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.
One community fridge saves 90,000 food items per year from being wasted whilst providing a unique opportunity for social connections to form.
Well-trained senior citizens volunteer to provide newborn babies with critically needed physical closeness when the parents cannot be there – to reduce infant stress and keep newborns’ immune systems strong.
A network of solidarity, in the form of a network of friendly shopkeepers, allows children to be more autonomous, while bringing back social trust and strengthening community ties.
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.
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.
Transnational community building happens through shared activities in this sports facility on the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland border, that focuses on building peaceful relations.
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.
Lower fees reward waste separation and recycling, which alongside a developing social awareness, leads to more recycling.
The initiative engages with rural communities by having schools be the central focus for encounters between adults, youth, and children.