A citizen participation programme in Kėdainiai District provides support to a range of citizen initiatives for civic improvements that are already having an impact.
Programme: The Innovation in Politics Awards
Il fera beau demain – Mouvement positif (Tomorrow will be Sunny – Positive Movement)
An ambitious democratic participatory process in Belgium creates space for dialogue outside of party structures.
Housing and Work for the Homeless
Housing and Work for the Homeless is an integrated intervention for persons and families facing homelessness and housing exclusion which provides housing, services, and financial support to vulnerable groups.
future_fabric: demokratie digital denken (thinking democracy digitally)
This project explores the opportunities and risks of the digital transformation through innovative educational activities that empower young people to navigate the challenges posed by disinformation and discriminatory algorithms in their digital lives.
Escuela de Pequeñ@s Científic@s Espiciencia (School of Little Scientists)
Espiciencia is an educational innovation project that aims to create a STEAM learning community in rural areas, promoting scientific and technological literacy within the entire community and empowering girls and women to enter science and technology professions.
Cultural H.ID.RA.N.T. (Cultural Hidden IDentities ReAppear through Networks of WaTer)
An ancient aqueduct is restored using participatory processes, transforming cultural heritage into a contemporary urban resource which supports wellbeing as well as resilient local development.
The Creative Home(less) project addresses homelessness in Panevėžys through the use of art therapy, providing participants with an opportunity to express themselves, gain employment, and live independently.
Catch the Rain, Ostrów Wielkopolski
This rainwater collection project involves building storage reservoirs in kindergartens, educating preschoolers about the importance of rainwater and the water cycle, and encouraging effective management of rainwater on school properties.
Bridging the Digital Gap
Bridging the Digital Gap aims to close the digital skills gap and resolve accessibility issues faced by people with disabilities and the elderly, using an artificial intelligence layer and accessible cyber-kiosks.
People-Owned Wind Turbine Against Fuel Poverty
Fractional co-ownership of a large-scale wind turbine means hundreds of households can generate their own renewable and affordable energy, demonstrating that cooperative consumer ownership and generation works.
Open Parliament TV
Open Parliament TV is a platform that allows the German Parliament to record and share their debates, making the political decision-making process more transparent and fostering trust in the democratic process.
Vorarlberg mitdenken & Bürger*innenrat “Faire Wahlen” (Digital Consultation Platform & Citizens Council “Fair Elections”)
Voralberg mitdenken is a digital platform that allows citizens to contribute comments and feedback on the results of Citizen Councils, allowing them to participate in local political discourse without attending meetings in person.
Communication Without Barriers
Bratislava provides free online interpretation and transcription services for citizens with hearing or speech disabilities, seniors, and foreigners, making information accessible through advanced communication technologies.
Rybnik’s Model of Action for Sustainable Consumption and Production
Rybnik takes an innovative and comprehensive new approach to public meal procurement, to ensure the food provided in its institutions is both healthy and sustainable.
Participatory Methods in the Revitalisation Process
Rybnik sets a national example for civic improvement initiatives by adopting a participatory approach to the revitalisation of degraded areas.
Podemos Participation System
This platform allows registered members to contribute to the discourse of their party, no matter their availability or desired level of involvement.
A four-day festival dedicated to engaging young people in the improvement of their city and introducing them to municipal politics.
The Amorgorama initiative is a partnership between the Professional Fishing Association of Amorgos and various organisations which aims to protect the marine environment and respond to pollution while preserving fishermen’s livelihoods.
Valongo Switch to Innovation
Switch to Innovation uses different technological tools with the common goal of promoting inclusive practices to work towards sustainable and fair solutions, which include the participation of all generations.
Second Home for Ukraine
A collaborative effort involving a broad stakeholder network created this innovative integration programme in Plovdiv, which has provided accommodation and services to nearly 5000 Ukrainian refugees.