The Innovation in Politics Institute
Improving democratic politics is our mission: The Innovation in Politics Institute identifies, develops and applies innovations in politics and facilitates best practice exchange across borders and party lines.Learn More
We curate exemplary political work that successfully tackles today’s most pressing issues, from education to economy, from ecology to human rights, from democracy to coping with Covid-19. This platform is a hub of tried and tested best practices in politics.
With her project Covid-19 Support for Gdynia’s Entrepreneurs, Katarzyna Gruszecka-Spychała and her team won The Innovation in Politics Award 2020 in the category Economy. We spoke to her two months after the Awards to learn more about her project and how her city has changed in the pandemic.
With the ACT NOW Youth Network, The Innovation in Politics Institute is creating a platform for empowering young people to be changemakers in their communities.
2020 challenged us to find solutions for problems we did not know existed. The Innovation in Politics Awards proved that global crises could not curb the innovative spirit of politicians across Europe. We only had to find a way to make it visible.
The ACT NOW Mayors’ Network has started a new process to bring like-minded local leaders together so that words are turned into tangible action by finding innovative local solutions to global problems and supporting their implementation at the local level.
Democracies around the world are experiencing major challenges: The rise of populists, climate change, and social inequalities are only the most obvious ones. To meet these challenges, leaders in the political sphere need specific skills, methods and knowledge.
It is widely agreed that digitalisation efforts should be on top of decision-makers’ agendas. To act as trusted political leaders in a democracy in the digital age, politicians and political staff at all levels need to be open to technology and to adapt to new developments.
On 31 August 2020 the Innovation in Politics Institute hosted a Breakout Session on the “Evolution of Democratic Parties” at this year’s European Forum Alpbach.