Charity is more than random acts of kindness.
People and cities in synergy: how Athens bloomed through citizens’ activism
synAthina connects the services of the municipality of Athens with formal and informal civil society groups. It began during a moment of crisis and is still going strong. We spoke with the project’s initiator and former Vice Mayor of Athens, Amalia Zepou.
How good food strategies change the life of communities
Eating together is better.
How a project that helps people survive may ease homelessness long-term
With his project Home Quarantine without a Home, Matúš Vallo, Mayor of Bratislava and his team won the 2020 Innovation in Politics Award in the category Coping with Covid-19. We spoke with him about teamwork, discipline, and leadership in times of crisis.
6 ways civic engagement supports political innovation
Taking civic engagement seriously is a key factor for political innovation, both by bringing politics and citizens closer together and by tapping into a larger and more diverse set of ideas.
6 projects where young people foster innovation for community life
Young people make crucial contributions to our communities and are empowered by participating, evolve their ideas of citizenship, enhance personal development and active involvement in society.
6 gardening and farming projects that harvest food for thought
Urban gardens provide communities with a host of incredible opportunities. They literally offer the grounds to sustainably grow nourishing greenery, as well as contribute to community health as spaces to develop meaningful friendships, educational initiatives and inspiring “food for thought”.
SOCIAL COHESION DESPITE SOCIAL DISTANCING: Six policy insights
What unites society when social distancing is necessary due to the corona crisis? We have looked at numerous innovative local initiatives, which can effectively enhance societies during the current public health crisis.
Coping with the Crisis
The coronavirus crisis poses major challenges for everyone. We collect, document and provide innovative practices in dealing with the crisis across Europe and at all political levels. On this platform we make the best practices available to politics and society.