Residents are involved in the creation of the city’s development strategy, enabling the realisation of a shared vision for the future.
Programme: The Innovation in Politics Awards
The Shop Without Money
The Shop Without Money is a place where people can exchange objects and skills, but not money, thus multiplying the lifecycle of everyday objects and promoting the value of sharing in society.
The Citizens’ University of Larissa
The Citizens’ University of Larissa promotes a culture of learning in the city, helping to improve the knowledge, skills and future prospects of all of the city’s residents.
The Violence Algorithm establishes a coordinated institutional response to domestic violence and supports integrated prevention mechanisms.
VisualGob is a new digital system which enables the visualisation of the Government Plan, allowing citizens to monitor their government’s progress in real time.
Parent-teacher mediators are familiar with the school systems in both their country of origin and in Germany, allowing them to assist newly arrived families in adapting to the changes.
Wales’s Well-being of Future Generations Act
The Well-Being of Future Generations Act provides a legal link between the UNs’ Sustainable Development Goals and Wales’s future pathway by creating a set of seven country-level Well-Being Goals.
Vienna Repair Voucher
A voucher scheme subsidises the costs of repairs, encouraging consumers to fix old items instead of throwing them away and buying new ones.
We are the City – Urban Lab Rzeszów
The Urban Lab Rzeszów involves local residents in the development of their city, improving the appearance of the city as well as the quality of life for all residents.
An innovative crowd-sourcing approach is implemented in response to Ireland’s housing crisis, allowing local residents to register vacant homes in their area and help create new homes from the existing housing stock.
Vote Rookie promotes youth participation in politics by combining digital tools, civic education and gamification in one web-based App.
United We Stream
United We Stream emerged as a response to the COVID-19 pandemic with a fundraising campaign for Berlin’s clubs, which then evolved into a streaming initiative showcasing cross-genre cultural formats for global audiences.
The CANN Project – Collaborative Action for the Natura Network
A cross-border environmental project improves the condition of special areas of conservation, resulting in cleaner water, reduced flood risk and increased biodiversity and carbon capture.
Big business subsidises the cost of cargo e-bikes so that entrepreneurs can take advantage of the multiple benefits of delivering goods using this sustainable form of transport.
The Mosquito Hunters
Experts and volunteer residents join forces to collect data in an environmentally friendly fight against mosquitos.
The Wild Child’s Sanctuary
An outdoor adventure playground gives children the opportunity to explore nature with their peers under the supervision of specially trained play workers.
The Social Supermarket
The first social supermarket in Poland provides high-quality goods at low prices, supporting the most socially and financially vulnerable residents while also reducing food waste.
The Pentagon 20 km/h Traffic Zone – Ville 20
A temporary measure in response to the pandemic has become part of Brussels’ long-term mobility strategy; prioritising pedestrians and cyclists by reducing speed limits and allowing shared use of the roadway.
The Street Moves project reimagines and redesigns streets with the needs of pedestrians, sustainable modes of transport, and the local community in mind, transforming them into multifunctional and inclusive spaces.
Teenagers in Local Government
All secondary school students in Warsaw are invited to participate in workshops that give them a basic understanding of how the city functions, showing them how they can have an impact on local development.