Awards 2018: The jury has voted!

26 September 2018

Meet the finalists of the Innovation in Politics Awards 2018



Dear friends and supporters, 

We are glad to announce the 80 finalists in 8 categories for the Innovation in Politics Awards 2018 - chosen by the jury of 1,053 citizens from all over Europe. The winners will be announced on 17 November at the Innovation in Politics Awards Gala at Vienna City Hall. 


FINALISTS 

(by Category)

 

CIVILIZATION

(in alphabetical order)

 

A SCHOOL WITH A MUSICAL INFLUENCE

Joëlle Maison, Member of Parliament

Belgium

 

BONN PARTICIPATES!-BONN MACHT MIT!

Ashok Sridharan, Mayor of Bonn

Germany

 

DIGITAL CULTURE: HERITAGE FOR THE FUTURE

Ivan Totev, Mayor of Plovdiv Municipality

Bulgaria

 

EBNER-INKLUSIV-ESCHENBACH

Jürgen Czernohorszky, City councillor for Education, Integration, Youth and Personnel

Austria

 

EUROPEAN SOLIDARITY CORPS

Jean-Claude Juncker, President of the European Commission, European Union

European Union

 

INTEGRATED SENIOR POLICY PROJECT

Arkadiusz Wiśniewski, Mayor of  Miasta Opola

Poland

 

OPEN COMMONS LINZ

Klaus Luger, Mayor of Linz

Austria

 

POLYTECHNIC AT PRIMARY SCHOOL

Joëlle Maison, Member of Parliament

Belgium

 

REVIVING THE EMPTY COMMUNITY OF ZIURAI   

Vilma Miškinienė, Deputy Head of the Administration of Varėna District Municipality

Lithuania

 

WYMIENNIKOWNIA YOUTH CENTER FOR DESIGN AND SOCIAL INNOVATION

Wojciech Szczurek, Mayor of Gdynia

Poland


COMMUNITY

(in alphabetical order)

 

CITY WEST: ROOM FOR NEW CITY IDEAS

Eva Lohse, Mayor of Ludwigshafen

Germany

 

COMMUNITY MOBILISATION THROUGH CHILDREN TO HAVE ADULTS PARTICIPATE IN AND FURTHER DEVELOP NEIGHBORHOOD PROGRAMS   

Aušra Gužauskien      

Lithuania

 

COOKING AND CHATTING IN BIELEFELD

Wiebke Esdar, Member of Parliament

Germany

 

DUNMANWAY COMMUNITY GARDEN

Councillor Patrick Gerard Murphy, Mayor of County Cork, and Councillor Declan Hurley, Cork County Council and Former Mayor of County Cork

Ireland


EVERY ONE EVERY DAY - BARKING AND DAGENHAM   

Darren Rodwell, Councillor & Saima Ashraf, Councillor 

United Kingdom

 

FUTURE OF CITIZENSHIP: LOCAL FORUM TO PROMOTE ACTIVE SOCIETY

Yordan Yordanov, Mayor of Dobrich Municipality      

Bulgaria

 

GLOBAL LITHUANIA - STATE AND DIASPORA COOPERATION

Linas Linkevicius, Minister of Foreign Affairs      

Lithuania

 

INTEGRATED SYSTEM OF SOLIDARY SOCIAL ECONOMY IN CZESTOCHOWA

Adrian Staroniek

Poland

 

RE-USE NETWORK

Ellen Ball, Area Chair of East Sunderland Area Committee Sunderland City Council 

United Kingdom

 

YOUTH EMPOWERMENT: THE VOICE OF YOUNG PEOPLE REPRESENTED AND EXECUTED IN LOCAL GOVERNMENT

Aleksandar Ivanov, Municipal Councillor

Bulgaria

 

DEMOCRACY

(in alphabetical order)

 

BUILDING TRUST AND SOCIAL INCLUSION WITH DIGITAL IDENTITIES

Doris Fiala, Member of the Swiss National Council and the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe

Switzerland

 

CITIZEN EMPOWERMENT: PROBLEM SOLVING IN THE COMMUNITY

Georgi Georgiev, Mayor of Tundzha Municipality   

Bulgaria

 

CITIZENS CABINET

Rachid Madrane, Minister for Assistance for Youth, Sports, and Brussels Affairs of the Wallonia-Brussels Federation  & Sven Gatz Minister for Culture, Media, Youth and Brussels Affairs

Belgium

 

ENGAGEMENT FOR GLARUS!   

Hans-Ueli Rhyner, Councillor      

Switzerland

 

HAVE YOUR SAY - 300K PARTICIPATORY BUDGETING

Councillor Mark Ward, Lord Mayor of South Dublin County Council, Councillor Guss O'Connell, South Dublin County Council and Former Mayor of South Dublin County, and Councillor Dermot Looney, South Dublin County Council

Ireland

 

INCLUDING THE CITIZEN AT THE HEART OF PARLIAMENTARY WORK

François de Rugy, Minister of Ecological and Solidary Transition, former President of the Parliament      

France

 

LEGISLATORY LABORATORIES

Laurent Saint-Martin, Member of Parliament

France

 

MAKE GOVERNMENT EFFECTIVE AND EFFICIENT THROUGH CHANGE MANAGEMENT PRACTICES

Lukas Savickas, Prime Ministers Chancellary      

Lithuania

 

OPIN.ME

Tabea Rößner, Member of Parliament   

Germany

 

PARTICIPATORY BUDGET IN ALYTUS: BRINGING MORE DEMOCRACY AND RESPONSIBILITY TO THE CITY RESIDENTS

Vilija Ramanauskiene, Deputy Executive Director      

Lithuania

 

ECOLOGY

(in alphabetical order)

 

GDYNIA RAIN GARDEN

Wojciech Szczurek, Mayor of the city of Gdynia      

Poland

 

GOOD FOOD STRATEGY: TOWARDS A SUSTAINABLE FOOD SYSTEM IN THE BRUSSELS CAPITAL REGION

Céline Fremault, Minister of the Government of the Brussels-Capital Region   

Belgium

 

GREEN BUDGET

Krzysztof Żuk, Mayor of the city of Lublin   

Poland

 

NATURAL RESOURCES HEATING: USING MINERAL WATER SPRING FOR PUBLIC SCHOOLS HEATING

Atanas Kirov, Mayor of Straldzha Municipality   

Bulgaria

 

OUR SOIL FOR OUR BEES

Rudi Anschober, Member of the Government of Upper Austria

Austria

 

REGIOTHEK

Erika Träger, 3rd Mayor of the City of Passau

Germany

 

SUSTAINABILITY STREET BY STREET (THE HAGUE)

Liesbeth van Tongeren, Former Member of Parliament      

Netherlands

 

THE "FREIBURGCUP"

Gerda Stuchlik, Mayor Dezernat II Freiburg

Germany

 

THE BANK OF RECYCLING

Vincenzo Castellano, Deputy Mayor of Latronico    

Italy

 

THE FIRST HYBRID BUS LINE IN SCANDINAVIA

Boel Godner, Chair of the Municipal Board of Södertälje

Sweden

 

HUMAN RIGHTS

(in alphabetical order)

 

ABORTION PREVENTION THROUGH FREE ACCESS TO CONTRACEPTIVES

Agneta Granström, County Council Commissioner of Norrbotten Region

Sweden

 

CITIZEN INCOME GRANTED

Ina Dhimgjini, Councilor for Social, Health, Third Sector and Housing Policies, Livorno municipality

Italy

 

FACTORY OF HOPE   

Diego Iacono, Mayor of Chieuti

Giuseppe D’Onofrio, Mayor of Serracapriola

Italy

 

GDANSK IMMIGRANT INTEGRATION MODEL - AN INNOVATION LEADING TO MORE JUSTICE

Paweł Adamowicz, Mayor of Gdansk

Poland

 

HANDICAP EQUALITY MISSION

Adrien Taquet, Member of Parliament

France

 

HARRAGA BOYS

Giuseppe Mattina, Councilor for Department of Solidarity Citizenship, Law and Dignity of Living, Common Good and Participation, Palermo municipality

Italy

 

IRELAND'S LGBTI+ YOUTH STRATEGY   

Katherine Zappone TD, Minister for Children and Youth Affairs

Ireland

 

LEGISLATION & POLICY TO PROTECT VICTIMS AND TACKLE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN AND DOMESTIC VIOLENCE 

Frances Fitzgerald TD, Former Deputy Prime Minister and Former Minister for Justice and Equality

Ireland

 

PERSPECTIVE STUDIES FOR EQUAL OPPORTUNITIES

Ruth Thommen

Switzerland

 

PODKARPACKA'S COUNCIL OF WOMEN

Tadeusz Ferenc, President of the City of Rzeszów

Poland

 

JOBS

(in alphabetical order)

 

BOOST BY FC ROSENGARD

Martina Skrak, Municipal Commissioner

Sweden

 

CARE FOR INTEGRATION AND RELATED SERVICES WELCOME@HEALTHCARE.DE

Barbara Steffens, Former Minister of Health, Emancipation and Care of the Elderly

Germany

 

GRAZ FUND FOR PROMOTION AND DEVELOPMENT

Kurt Hohensinner, City Councillor

Austria

 

INTEGRATED HOME CARE DEVELOPMENT PROGRAM IN LITHUANIA AT LONG LAST

Ramune Jurkuviene, Adviser to the Minister for Social Security and Labor at the time of the project start; Currently she is the Chair of Social Work      

Lithuania

 

ON/OFF FACTORY   

Michele Guerra, Councilor for Culture, Parma municipality

Italy

 

PROTECTION FOR FREELANCE WORKERS

Ivana Bacik, Senator   

Ireland

 

THE CHEF DUEL

Camilla Andersson Sparring, Member of the board of the local municipality council of Falun

Sweden

 

WAFF EDUCATION ACCOUNT

Renate Brauner, Former Executive City Councillor of Finance, Economic and International Affairs

Austria

 

WALTHAM FOREST SERVICESTORE

Clare Coghill, Council leader

United Kingdom

 

YOUTH IN LODZ

Hanna Zdanowska, Mayor of the City of Lodz

Poland

 

PROSPERITY

(in alphabetical order)

 

ATLANTIC ECONOMIC CORRIDOR

Sean Kyne TD, Minister of State for Rural Affairs and Natural Resources; Councillor Seamus Coyle, Chairperson of the Northern and Western Regional Assembly; Councillor Patsy O'Brien, former Chairperson of the Northern and Western Regional Assembly

Ireland

 

VILLEURBANNE AT HEART

Bruno Bonnell, Member of Parliament

France

 

CREATIVE & DIGITAL DISTRICT CHARLEROI

Paul Magnette, Former Minister-President of Wallonia, Mayor of the City of Charleroi

Belgium

 

DIGITAL VILLAGES

Randolf Stich, State Secretary in Rheinland-Pfalz

Germany


HELIX (NEWCASTLE)

Nick Forbes, Councillor

United Kingdom

 

HOTEL VILLAGE

Michelangelo Giansiracusa, Mayor of Ferla

Italy

 

KMU DIGITAL - THE AUSTRIAN DIGITIZATION INITIATIVE

Harald Mahrer, President of the Austrian Federal Economic Chamber, Former Federal Minister of Science and Economy of Austria

Austria

 

REGIONAL INVESTMENT SOCIETY

Dominique David, Member of Parliament

France

  

TORINO CITY LAB

Paola Pisano, Councilor for Innovation, Turin municipality

Italy

WATERFORD GREENWAY

Cllr. Declan Doocey, Mayor of County Waterford, Councillor Damian Geoghegan, Waterford City and County Council, Gerard Barron, Former Mayor of County Waterford and Former Councillor of Waterford City and County Council,
Ireland



QUALITY OF LIFE

(in alphabetical order)

 

#FREEINTERRAIL

Manfred Weber, Member of the European Parliament

Germany

 

ADOPT A GRANDAD

Anna Scavuzzo, Deputy Mayor of Milan

Laura Galimberti, Councilor for Education

Pierfrancesco Majorino, Councilor for Social Policies, Health and Rights

Italy

 

CIVIC CROWDFUNDING

Cristina Tajani, Councilor for Labour Policies, Economic Development, Commerce and Human Resources, Milan municipality

Italy

 

COMMUNITY LABS

Giuliano Barigazzi, Councilor for Health and Welfare, Bologna Municipality

Italy

 

DUBLINBIKES

Councillor Andrew Montague, Dublin City Council and former Lord Mayor of Dublin

Ireland

 

FREE PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION: REDUCING THE COST FOR INTERNAL AND EXTERNAL PUBLIC TRAVELS

Georgi Maradzhiev, Mayor of Stamboliyski Municipality

Bulgaria

 

HOSPITAL OF CERDANYA

Alba Vergés, Minister of Health of Catalonia 

Co-owners: Ministry of Health of France and Administration Région Languedoc-Roussillon

Spain

 

PEACE LINK - BUILDING RELATIONS THROUGH SPORT

Councillor David Maxwell, Chairperson of Monaghan County Council, Councillor Pat Treanor, Monaghan County Council

Ireland


SECURE ONLINE ACCESS TO YOUR OWN MEDICAL RECORDS

Daniel Forslund, Commissioner for Innovation, Region of Stockholm

Sweden

 

SUGAR SMART BRISTOL

Asher Craig, Councillor

United Kingdom