The Innovation in Politics Awards recognise courageous and creative political projects in Europe. The aim of the competition is to create a growing network of the best minds in politics with a view to sharing knowledge and promoting the exchange of best practice at all political levels and across borders and party lines.
Over the past four years, a combined 4,000 European citizens have selected a total of 330 finalists and 33 winning projects from more than 1,500 submissions. From 2017-2019, all finalists were given the opportunity to share ideas and experiences at networking events in Vienna and Berlin, and were honoured at a gala ceremony. To date, 1,600 guests from the political sphere and from all over Europe have attended.
Innovation in Politics Awards 2017: 150 finalists and experts discuss groundbreaking projects in Vienna
Out of 589 nominated projects, a jury of 1,022 European citizens has selected 80 finalists, representing a wide spectrum of political work.
From today until 31 July the Innovation in Politics Awards will be looking for innovative policy projects in the UK to be nominated. Winners will be announced at an awards ceremony in Vienna on 6 December. The new annual awards for creative and courageous politicians all over Europe will be chosen by a jury of 1,000 citizens from all over Europe.