The Government of Aragon enabled the creation of platform that channelled the spontaneous civic initiatives that arose as a response to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
Political Level: National
Competent Teachers – Entrepreneurial Youths
A new entrepreneurial spirit is being fostered in schools in Finland with an entrepreneurship training that focuses on learning-by-doing, nudging teachers to keep a habit of lifelong learning.
The digital democracy platform helps young people in Switzerland to engage in the political debate in a meaningful way.
A movement and political party is established to revive democracy and foster a new political culture of outside-the-box thinking, in order to overcome ideological constraints.
Reaching out to homeless people in the neighbourhood, Entourage is developing an innovative collaborative network which helps local residents meet the street people they see every day.
Led by HER
This project develops tools and resources that enable more women to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams through new collaborations and events.
Collaborative and Transparent Drafting of the Digital Republic Bill
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.
Handicap Equality Mission
A programme aims to simplify government procedures for disabled people, created for and alongside the people with disabilities and their families.
Communecter – Connect with your Municipality
An exchange platform for feedback and proposals intends to enable each citizen to contribute directly to projects and the governance of a territory, at the neighbourhood, municipal, and regional level.
Irish Constitutional Convention 2013
A major experiment on deliberative democracy leads to the approval of same-sex marriage through a Constitutional Convention, consisting of two-thirds randomly chosen citizens and one-third parliamentarians.
Senior Universities: a project for the whole community
Universities for pensioners, with 5,500 volunteer teachers and legal recognition, improve the quality of life of tens of thousands of senior citizens across Portugal.
Silver Fourchette – National Awareness Programme for the Alimentation of Seniors
This initiative motivates seniors to reconsider their relationship with food, educates them about nutritional values, promotes cooking, and brings people together for many events, with the aim of fighting malnutrition and its effects on senior citizens.
The Integration Year
A one-year integration programme stops refugees from being condemned to waiting and instead allows them to start their education and gain qualifications, shortly after entering the country.
One-Day Labour Contracts
Working conditions are protected in Bulgaria by a recent law, guaranteeing farm labourers proper pay and insurance through short-term work contracts.
KMU DIGITAL – The Austrian Digitisation Initiative
An initiative, with 500 certified consultants, targets small- and medium-sized enterprises and helps them take concrete steps towards digitising their business.
Polytechnic at Primary School
Primary school students receive vocational training and participate in projects that involve non-traditional classroom skills, discovering their talents and facilitating a career choice.
E-sports and Politics Live from the Swedish Parliament
A Swedish politician reaches out to young people with live weekly discussions on an internet platform, revealing to young people that all topics, even online e-sports, are politically relevant.
Social Inclusion for Trafficking Survivors Programme
The programme run by the Serbian NGO Atina supports the social (re-)integration and economic empowerment of women and young girls who have survived exploitation and human trafficking.
‘Imagine’ is an educational programme with a focus on anti-racist education and an education for a culture of peace, which was launched after many months of efforts and with the agreement of the leaders of the two main communities on the island of Cyprus.
This idea brings increased capacities to young women and men in Kosovo in terms of critical thinking, advocacy, soft skills, and designing and leading social innovations – with an emphasis on vulnerable groups and gender equality.