PARTICIPATION, TRANSPARENCY, SELF-DETERMINATION
THE 10 FINALISTS
We honour political work that increases participation of citizens – in opinion forming and in decision making.
This is the opportunity to invite the Mayor into your living room to discuss citizens’ feedback and to better understand the City’s policies.
The watchdog network increases the political engagement and knowledge of young people in Lithuania through debates and events.
The Citizens’ Assembly of Łódź finds democratic solutions for the city both on- and offline through a two-part system based on education and deliberation, and the support of experts and neutral facilitators.
A school without classrooms empowers Milanese citizens to participate in city planning and go from designing to realising neighbourhood projects.
Participative public consultations and citizen engagement help a young and diverse town deliver nearly a hundred action items, to rejuvenate the town centre, improve public areas, and enhance residents’ lives.
Electoral District Citizen Assemblies (EDCAs) renew the relationship between residents and their local MPs, with a focus on engaging with those people who are disillusioned and frustrated with the current political scene. Anywhere around Europe a growing number of citizens – the “invisible third” – feels left behind by the political establishment. EDCAs are a low-threshold approach to involve all parts of society into a non-partisan political debate based on random selection and door to door motivation to participate.
A platform connects people to crowdsource actionable data on corruption, offers training and educational activities, and helps find solutions and close legislative gaps.
Residents are involved in the creation of the city’s development strategy, enabling the realisation of a shared vision for the future.
A project management strategy is introduced to assist in the implementation of national policies on the local level, helping to establish a more efficient government.
New ways of lawmaking in France allow citizens to take part in the digital drafting of a bill, which eventually gets adopted unanimously both by the National Assembly and the Senate.