Help improve politics in Europe – by participating in The Innovation in Politics Awards!

We recognise and support those politicians who have the courage to break new ground, who are creative and achieve real results – regardless of party affiliation and regional level, and based on our European values: social balance, democracy and human rights. We bring their innovative work to the fore, so that it may serve as a source of inspiration.

Categories and Criteria

The Innovation in Politics Awards are presented in eight categories: Quality of Life, Prosperity, Jobs, Ecology, Civilisation, Democracy, Human Rights, and Community.

Besides the core criterion Innovation, three other criteria apply to all nominated projects: Participation, Building Trust and Sustainability.

How you can get involved

You are welcome to join us in our efforts. We offer several forms of participation: nominate innovative political projects you know of; become one of the 1,000 jurors; submit your own project; help us spread the word; or support the initiative as a donor or sponsor.

Schedule of the awards 2018

Nominate projects by 15 July Submit your own project by 23 July Jury will judge projects in September Notification of finalists by 24 September

Awards Gala

All finalists, their political peers, jurors, partners, journalists, special guests and members of the general public will gather at the second awards ceremony on November 17, 2018, in Vienna City Hall.