PARTICIPATION, TRANSPARENCY, SELF-DETERMINATION
THE 10 FINALISTS
We honour political work that increases participation of citizens – in opinion forming and in decision making.
A platform connects people to crowdsource actionable data on corruption, offers training and educational activities, and helps find solutions and close legislative gaps.
A major experiment on deliberative democracy leads to the approval of same-sex marriage through a Constitutional Convention, consisting of two-thirds randomly chosen citizens and one-third parliamentarians.
A system of participatory budgeting is questioned and redefined in order to encourage maximum participation with a low-threshold voting event.
This community-led initiative supports women into politics in rural areas of Ireland, strengthening local and national democracy by increasing the diversity of political participation.
The digital democracy platform helps young people in Switzerland to engage in the political debate in a meaningful way.
Rybnik sets a national example for civic improvement initiatives by adopting a participatory approach to the revitalisation of degraded areas.
Research on the use of urban space in the Old Town of Szczecin led to limitations on car traffic and increased accessibility for pedestrians.
This campaign resulted in a constitutional amendment that reduced the minimum age for government office to 21, increasing possibilities for youth engagement in the political process.
A citizen participation programme in Kėdainiai District provides support to a range of citizen initiatives for civic improvements that are already having an impact.
A system in France encourages citizen participation through online debates on an open source platform, where a wide range of citizens’ proposals are collected for implementation.