An orchard and greenhouse provides fresh, healthy, and environmentally friendly fruit and vegetables for children.
Programme: The Innovation in Politics Awards
Library of Sports
Young people can borrow usually expensive outdoor sports equipment for up to two weeks at a time.
A free security wristband connects elderly and disabled residents with a 24-hour emergency response team.
Modular Housing Sites for Homeless Families in Ealing
Modified shipping containers provide long-term and high-quality housing for homeless families.
Smart City Bad Hersfeld
Technological innovations provide communication, environmental, and sustainable transport solutions which improve the quality of life for citizens.
Summer City Camps in Vienna
Affordable summer childcare options are provided to all interested families in Vienna.
Educational workshops prepare adults with intellectual disabilities for parenthood.
Community Mobilisation through Children
The initiative engages with rural communities by having schools be the central focus for encounters between adults, youth, and children.
Participatory Budget in Alytus: bringing more democracy and responsibility to the City’s residents
In Alytus, citizen involvement happens through a part of the budget being allocated according to citizens’ proposals and ideas.
A network of solidarity, in the form of a network of friendly shopkeepers, allows children to be more autonomous, while bringing back social trust and strengthening community ties.
Granny Residence: Closing the Gap between Generations
Young people from the city stay with older people in rural areas, to create lasting connections between generations, preserve cultural heritage, and develop young people’s sense of belonging.
Leuven launches a pioneering platform and call-centre for civil participation, to connect volunteers with citizens in need during and after the Corona-crisis, for meal delivery, language courses, and care tasks.
Retired Volunteers Care for Newborns
Well-trained senior citizens volunteer to provide newborn babies with critically needed physical closeness when the parents cannot be there – to reduce infant stress and keep newborns’ immune systems strong.
Oldham Social Prescribing Innovation Partnership
An innovative partnership between public services, healthcare, and the voluntary sector, brings a more holistic, long-term approach to health and well-being – social prescribing – to reduce social isolation, strengthen community ties, and help people access support.
Krakow Community Gardens
Community urban gardening brings residents closer to nature and strengthens social ties in a large city.
Including People with Intellectual Disabilities
The government of the Province of Biscay makes special provisions to recruit civil servants from societal groups with intellectual disabilities.
A municipal volunteering portal provides infrastructure and system solutions to increase volunteering among citizens and help institutions looking for volunteers reach members of civil society.
A city’s innovative funding scheme helps low-income captive residents co-design the renovation of their substandard houses, become more empowered, and create a social network of homeowners.
Training programmes in different locations in Europe and Africa empower disadvantaged groups through digital literacy, to overcome the digital divide and make earning an income locally possible.
Youth Centre For All
A multi-faceted youth centre in Plovdiv fosters social inclusion and provides education and training for all.