Awards 2022/2023


In their sixth edition, guided by our claim “Courage Beats Prejudice”, the Awards honoured the most courageous and creative political projects throughout Europe in eight categories covering Democracy, Climate Protection, Democracy Technologies, Government Improvement, Social Cohesion, Local Development, Education and Party Innovation. A jury of 1,045 European Citizen Jurors selected 80 finalist projects and voted for the eight winners out of 337 project entries from 26 different countries across Europe. The Innovation in Politics Awards 2023 were presented at the Palace of Culture in Warsaw in May 2023. During the day, we hosted exchange sessions with our finalists, as well as a convention with sessions. panels and discussions from our other programmes. In the evening we announced and honoured our eight winners at the gala.

Awards 2023


  • 4 Day Week Campaign, United Kingdom
  • Improving the Living Environment in Kedainiai District Municipality, Lithuania
  • – Citizen Participation Platform, Austria
  • Megafon – My Voice for My Neighbourhood, Belgium
  • Nothing about youth without youth!, Lithuania
  • Participatory Methods in the Process of Revitalisation, Poland
  • Politik Akademie der Vielfalt  (Politics Academy of Diversity, Germany
  • Vienna Climate Teams, Austria
  • WoMeN’s Regional Caucus, Ireland
  • Youth Travel Card, Ireland
  • Amorgorama, Greece
  • Hamburger Gründachstrategie (Hamburg’s Green Roof Strategy), Germany
  • Just Go Zero Tilos, Greece
  • Mettons fin au #GaspillageAlimentaire en Europe!  (#StopFoodWaste in Europe!), France
  • People-Owned Wind Turbine Against Fuel Poverty, United Kingdom
  • Poligono Circular, Spain
  • Rexcatering – for intelligent food consumption, Spain
  • Rybnik’s Model of Action for Sustainable Consumption and Production, Poland
  • Tamarinden – where people meet and buildings share energy, Sweden
  • Tirana Orbital Forest, Albania
  • Digital Participation in Legislation in Latvia, Latvia
  • Gdynia Dialogue Platform, Poland
  • Helsinki Youth Budget – Participatory Budgeting with Youth, Finland
  • Kyiv Digital – Public Services and E-Democracy in one App, Ukraine
  • Open Parliament TV, Germany
  • Participatory Budgeting in Rybnik, Poland
  • PLACEm – the Democracy-App, Germany
  • Smart Maps – Information at a glance, Slovakia
  • The Local Level of – People’s Initiative, Estonia
  • Valongo Switch to Innovation, Portugal
  • Bridging the Digital Gap (AL21, Cyberkiosks, and Smart Centres), Spain
  • BRISE-Vienna, Austria
  • Communication without barriers, Slovakia
  • Design-Thinking Reform of Support Measures in the Estonian Public Sector, Estonia
  • Easy-to-Read: enhancing information accessibility in the public sector, Lithuania
  • Gdynia – Deaf-Friendly City, Poland
  • Quality Tools, Finland
  • TEP – Transparency in Private Entities, Spain
  • Vorarlberg mitdenken & Bürger*innenrat – Faire Wahlen  (Digital Consultation Platform & Citizens Council – Fair Elections), Austria
  • War & Sanctions Database, Ukraine
  • Anstellung und Bezahlte Pflege für Angehörige – Employment and paid care for relatives, Austria
  • Creative Home(less), Lithuania
  • Feel Free, Belgium
  • HEROES Berlin – against oppression in the name of honour, Germany
  • Housing and Work for the Homeless, Greece
  • OV-Coaches for Public Transport, The Netherlands
  • Points4Action, Austria
  • Second Home for Ukraine – Connecting Communities, Organisations and Individuals in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Solution for Vertical Transportation-Assistance, France
  • The Family Card, Spain
  • Cultural H.ID.RA.N.T. (Cultural Hidden IDentities ReAppear through Networks of WaTer), Greece
  • H22: the making of a smarter, thoughtful, and sustainable city, Sweden
  • Improving Energy Efficiency in Lithuania, Lithuania
  • International House Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Kindred LCR, United Kingdom
  • Madrid Innovation Sandbox, Spain
  • MAGMA : the world’s first job guarantee project for long-term unemployed, Austria
  • Mobilli – accelerating a modal shift to public transport at a regional level, Belgium
  • Reims Grand Centre, France
  • Wiener Gusto: the new organic brand from the City of Vienna, Austria
  • Ausbildungscampus (Training Campus): Advise, Education, Accompaniment, Encounter, Social Cohesion, Germany
  • Creating STEAM – An Open-Access Centre, Lithuania
  • Digital Transformation of Education (EdTech), Lithuania
  • Entrepreneurial Kids, Poland
  • Escuela de Pequeñ@s Cientific@s Espiciencia (School of Little Scientists), Spain
  • future_fabric: demokratie digital denken (thinking democracy digitally), Germany
  • HackShield in the Class, The Netherlands
  • Municipal University of Ilion: paving the way towards a sustainable learning city, Greece
  • Preschoolers from Ostrów Wielkopolski Catch the Rain, Poland
  • Sophia: the world’s first chatbot for survivors of domestic violence, Switzerland
  • Brand New Bundestag, Germany
  • Camp Bratislava – Embracing emerging leaders, Slovakia
  • Empowering a Party for Agile Interactions, Germany
  • Engaging Citizens in Deliberative Assemblies and Presenting their Proposals in the Brussels’ Parliament, Belgium
  • Il fera beau demain – Mouvement positif (Tomorrow will be Sunny – Positive Movement), Belgium
  • JoinPolitics: empowering more talent to join politics and incubate innovative approaches for party politics, Germany
  • Online Voting in the Hungarian Opposition Primaries, Hungary
  • Podemos Participation System, Spain
  • Policy Sprint: fostering cross-party collaboration for effective political solutions, Switzerland
  • Primarie Siciliane del Campo Progressista (Progressive Primaries in Sicily), Italy

Meet the winners:


Participatory Methods in the Process of Revitalisation, Poland

Rybnik sets a national example for civic improvement initiatives by adopting a participatory approach to revitalising degraded areas.


Rexcatering – for intelligent food consumption, Spain

Rexcatering is a circular, zero-waste project that empowers students to fight food waste by delivering food to those in need with the help of innovative technology.


Digital Participation in Legislation in Latvia, Latvia

Citizens propose legislative initiatives for consideration by the Latvian Parliament via an online platform, increasing participation and trust in the legislative process.


Gdynia – Deaf-Friendly City, Poland

Gdynia’s comprehensive measures ensure that residents with special needs can fully participate in, and benefit from, city services. This has made Gdynia one of the first deaf-friendly cities in Poland.


MAGMA: the world’s first job guarantee project for long-term unemployed, Austria

MAGMA is the world’s first job guarantee project that addresses the issue of long-term unemployment by offering job guarantees, support services, and access to decent employment for job seekers.


Housing and Work for the Homeless, Greece

Housing and Work for the Homeless is an integrated intervention for persons and families facing homelessness and housing exclusion which provides housing, services, and financial support to vulnerable groups.


Sophia: the world’s first chatbot for survivors of domestic violence, Switzerland

Sophia is a digital chatbot that anonymously assists survivors of domestic violence in gathering potential evidence, provides access to resources and support, and continuously evolves to meet the needs of survivors globally.


Policy Sprint: fostering cross-party collaboration for effective political solutions, Switzerland

A collaborative approach to policy design brings together politicians and key stakeholders from across the political spectrum and equips them with the skills and mindset necessary for effective collaboration.