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Best Practice in Politics

We curate exemplary political work that successfully tackles today’s most pressing issues. This platform is a hub of tried and tested best practices in politics.

Policy Sprint by Expedition Future

A collaborative approach to policy design brings together politicians and key stakeholders from across the political spectrum, and equips them with the skills and mindset needed for effective collaboration.

International House Vilnius

International House Vilnius is a one-stop-shop providing services, support, and information to help foreign talent when relocating to Vilnius.

Suomi.fi Quality Tools

The Suomi.fi Quality Tools service aims to improve public digital services by developing unified measurement tools that collect data from all levels of the public sector, increasing accessibility and transparency for end users.

Reims Grand Centre

This development project has transformed an industrial wasteland and under-used promenades into public spaces, improving social links between inhabitants while providing new infrastructure and access to nature.

OV-Coaches for Public Transport

The OV-Coach programme provides coaching to children with special needs to learn to use public transport, cycle, or walk to their destination, fostering independent life skills and inclusion for people with disabilities.

The Family Card

The Family Card programme is an innovative social aid project that provides cash cards to vulnerable families for the purchase of food and hygiene products, allowing them to save their income for other essential expenses.

Points4Action

Points4Action brings together young and elderly people to combat social isolation and improve quality of life, while offering young people exposure to careers in caregiving roles and supporting local businesses.

Poligono Circular

An industrial estate takes a collaborative approach to waste-management by valuing waste materials and implementing circular-economy principles.

WoMeN’s Regional Caucus

For the first time, women from neighbouring councils in the Western-Midlands-Northern region of Ireland work together to bring about change, creating a safe space for mutual learning, mentorship, and the exchange of ideas.

Vienna Climate Teams

This project links participatory budgeting with climate action, empowering citizens to design and implement climate-friendly solutions in their district.

Transparency in Private Entities (TEP)

The Transparency in Private Entities (TEP) platform enables private entities of any size, including associations and small companies, to comply with transparency regulations in Spain.

STEAM Centre

The Panevėžys STEAM Centre project addresses the lack of interest in STEAM activities among children by providing opportunities for practical skills development and STEAM-related training.

Smart Maps

The Smart Maps project is a universal data system in Dubnica nad Váhom that combines all important information about the city on one platform, improving efficiency and resulting in wide-reaching impacts.

Rexcatering

Rexcatering is a circular, zero-waste project that empowers students to fight food waste by delivering food to those in need with the help of innovative technology.

Municipal University of Ilion

The Municipal University of Ilion offers free training programmes and promotes lifelong learning to enhance social inclusion and sustainable development, helping over 1,570 participants to access remote learning opportunities during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mobilli

Mobilli is a participatory process that taps into the collective knowledge of community residents to accelerate a modal shift in regional public transportation.

Housing and Work for the Homeless

Housing and Work for the Homeless is an integrated intervention for persons and families facing homelessness and housing exclusion which provides housing, services, and financial support to vulnerable groups.

Creative Home(less)

The Creative Home(less) project addresses homelessness in Panevėžys through the use of art therapy, providing participants with an opportunity to express themselves, gain employment, and live independently.

Catch the Rain, Ostrów Wielkopolski

This rainwater collection project involves building storage reservoirs in kindergartens, educating preschoolers about the importance of rainwater and the water cycle, and encouraging effective management of rainwater on school properties.

Bridging the Digital Gap

Bridging the Digital Gap aims to close the digital skills gap and resolve accessibility issues faced by people with disabilities and the elderly, using an artificial intelligence layer and accessible cyber-kiosks.

People-Owned Wind Turbine Against Fuel Poverty

Fractional co-ownership of a large-scale wind turbine means hundreds of households can generate their own renewable and affordable energy, demonstrating that cooperative consumer ownership and generation works.

Open Parliament TV

Open Parliament TV is a platform that allows the German Parliament to record and share their debates, making the political decision-making process more transparent and fostering trust in the democratic process.

Communication Without Barriers

Bratislava provides free online interpretation and transcription services for citizens with hearing or speech disabilities, seniors, and foreigners, making information accessible through advanced communication technologies.

Podemos Participation System

This platform allows registered members to contribute to the discourse of their party, no matter their availability or desired level of involvement.

Camp Bratislava

A four-day festival dedicated to engaging young people in the improvement of their city and introducing them to municipal politics.

Amorgorama

The Amorgorama initiative is a partnership between the Professional Fishing Association of Amorgos and various organisations which aims to protect the marine environment and respond to pollution while preserving fishermen’s livelihoods.

Valongo Switch to Innovation

Switch to Innovation uses different technological tools with the common goal of promoting inclusive practices to work towards sustainable and fair solutions, which include the participation of all generations.

Second Home for Ukraine

A collaborative effort involving a broad stakeholder network created this innovative integration programme in Plovdiv, which has provided accommodation and services to nearly 5000 Ukrainian refugees.

H22

The H22 project is a long-term investment in the welfare and quality of life of the citizens of Helsingborg, and aims to make the city smarter and more sustainable in order to address emerging social and environmental challenges.

War & Sanctions Database

The War & Sanctions database is a comprehensive global resource that provides information on individuals and companies subject to sanctions following Russia’s attack on Ukraine.

Policy Sprint by Expedition Future

A collaborative approach to policy design brings together politicians and key stakeholders from across the political spectrum, and equips them with the skills and mindset needed for effective collaboration.

International House Vilnius

International House Vilnius is a one-stop-shop providing services, support, and information to help foreign talent when relocating to Vilnius.

Suomi.fi Quality Tools

The Suomi.fi Quality Tools service aims to improve public digital services by developing unified measurement tools that collect data from all levels of the public sector, increasing accessibility and transparency for end users.

Reims Grand Centre

This development project has transformed an industrial wasteland and under-used promenades into public spaces, improving social links between inhabitants while providing new infrastructure and access to nature.

OV-Coaches for Public Transport

The OV-Coach programme provides coaching to children with special needs to learn to use public transport, cycle, or walk to their destination, fostering independent life skills and inclusion for people with disabilities.

The Family Card

The Family Card programme is an innovative social aid project that provides cash cards to vulnerable families for the purchase of food and hygiene products, allowing them to save their income for other essential expenses.

Points4Action

Points4Action brings together young and elderly people to combat social isolation and improve quality of life, while offering young people exposure to careers in caregiving roles and supporting local businesses.

Poligono Circular

An industrial estate takes a collaborative approach to waste-management by valuing waste materials and implementing circular-economy principles.

WoMeN’s Regional Caucus

For the first time, women from neighbouring councils in the Western-Midlands-Northern region of Ireland work together to bring about change, creating a safe space for mutual learning, mentorship, and the exchange of ideas.

Vienna Climate Teams

This project links participatory budgeting with climate action, empowering citizens to design and implement climate-friendly solutions in their district.

The Winners
of the Innovation in Politics Awards 2022/2023

Housing and Work for the Homeless

Housing and Work for the Homeless is an integrated intervention for persons and families facing homelessness and housing exclusion which provides housing, services, and financial support to vulnerable groups.

Gdynia – Deaf-Friendly City

Gdynia’s comprehensive measures have made it one of the first deaf-friendly cities in Poland, ensuring that residents with special needs can fully participate in, and benefit from, city services.

Rexcatering

Rexcatering is a circular, zero-waste project that empowers students to fight food waste by delivering food to those in need with the help of innovative technology.