Revolutionary yet simple – free public transport enhances the environmental sustainability, social welfare, and quality of life of the residents of this small country.
Political Level: National
Age-Friendly Housing Technical Specialists in Irish Local Authorities
Age Friendly Housing Specialists advise local government on how to improve housing options for older residents.
Staatslabor (State lab)
A non-profit social laboratory provides experts, resources, and a platform to bring innovation and resilience to the public sector.
This project supports old people who wish to continue living in their own homes, by providing electronic medicine dispensers that periodically alert them to take their prescribed medication.
Digital Authorization for Society’s Services
Finland has become the first country in the world to allow people to electronically authorize another person to make important decisions for them online.
Mittelstand-Digital – Medium-Sized Companies Go Digital
The government provides small- and medium-sized companies with expert guidance and advice on how to take part in the digital transformation, through a cross-sectoral programme of knowledge and technology transfer.
Lithuanian Youth Voluntary Service
Encouraging and rewarding the voluntary services of young people through the implementation of an official programme with mentors.
#WirVsVirus Hackathon & Support Programme
A diverse pool of 28,000 participants came together to collectively “hack” digital challenges related to the Corona crisis resulting in a great variety of solutions, co-created by civil society and public authorities.
Makeitmodena – Digital Gym
“Cyber-workouts” help children and adults gain digital literacy, realise digital projects, and spread open-source culture.
Basic AI Education
Finland seeks to educate 1% of European citizens in the basics of Artificial Intelligence to bring to the EU an understanding and capability to match China and the USA in these applications.
SeaChange on Greek Islands
The Greek island of Donoussa is a successful model for other islands where residents and businesses commit to reducing their usage of disposable plastic items to improve the environment and encourage sustainable tourism.
Anti-Bullying App – “Bully Box“
“Bully Box” is an app which allows young people, parents, and teachers to safely and anonymously report acts of bullying in schools.