A system in Freiburg aims to eliminate single-use coffee cups through the introduction of a reusable cup, accepted town-wide.
A platform designed to bring together and support the many different citizen groups working to improve Athens.
The digital democracy platform helps young people in Switzerland to engage in the political debate in a meaningful way.
A local government in Belgium gives young people a voice to ensure their inclusion within policy structures, through a combination of digital participation and location-oriented work.
To report a problem in public space, users within this project can log the current location of the device used, specify the street address, or just click on a map of the application.
An open data website fosters trust between the city and its inhabitants, making its expenses and other assets transparent.
A budget simulator enables citizens to better understand budgetary constraints in Liverpool after the city shifts from industrialisation to digitalisation.
Citizens vote for projects proposed by other citizens, making the city more collaborative, with a total of 100 million EUR allocated to this initiative each year.
The City of Mannheim sets the pace for respectful, intercultural urban coexistence, with a round table on diversity management and strategies, such as anonymous application procedures.
Once a year, participative democracy takes place through discussing locally relevant issues with the officials over a cup of coffee or on the go, with the results being published on the town’s website.
Better community services are introduced in the city, which provide easier access to healthcare, such as dental check-ups in schools, and housing and mobility services for the elderly.
Participatory procurement for local bus lines generates higher satisfaction rates and lower costs, leading to community councils reviewing timetables and contracts twice per year.
The city’s public green spaces are in this programme maintained by the long-term unemployed, such as people without education or war veterans, who in return get to choose from a range of training and educational courses.
A council of women is set up to empower women to partake in political life, create a network of activists, and diagnose social problems.
Citizens in South Dublin vote to allocate a portion of the council’s budget to projects designed and submitted by residents.
A system in Brussels engages citizens, allowing residents from different language groups to discuss their ideas and perceptions of the city, and to bring them into the political decision-making process.
A soccer club creates opportunities with an individualised programme for the economically inexperienced youth, to help them find employment.
Transnational community building happens through shared activities in this sports facility on the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland border, that focuses on building peaceful relations.
Citizens take part in the democratic process and the governance of their town by meeting on the main square to discuss and vote on current issues.