In the Light of Current Events in Vienna: Together for an open and liberal society

We are shocked and horrified by the terrorist act we had to witness in Vienna yesterday. All partners and team members of The Innovation in Politics Institute in Vienna are well and we are grateful to everyone who contacted us immediately to make sure. Thank you all very much for your thoughts and solidarity!

Why Cities Need their Citizens

In the course of the launch of the European Capital of Democracy we hosted three round tables together with mayors from all over Europe. In this article we give you insights on the first round table with Jürgen Czerhorszky, Executive City Councillor in Vienna,


Any party can be innovative sometimes. But a lucky shot is different from managing ideas systematically and strategically – be they related to policy, to organisational aspects, or to behaviours. The key is to develop an innovation strategy.

What makes a political party innovative?

Ideas make a political party innovative. How exactly this happens has been a blackbox to date, of which only parts are understood. In this blog series, we try to develop an integrated framework for the innovation of political parties.