Best Practice in Politics
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. The initiatives presented here come from all political and regional levels and from across the democratic party spectrum in Europe and the MENAT region. What they all have in common: they show that democracy works.
This platform is a hub of tried and tested best practices in politics. We invite you to use it for research, analysis and scaling – for a Europe-wide exchange and the co-creative development of innovative politics for today and tomorrow.
An initiative in Parma supports entrepreneurship and youth employability through laboratories that explain business planning, innovative learning and tools, and enable the use fo collaborative spaces and services.
Free access to contraceptives in Norbotten, provided by the local government to all women of ages 26 and below, strengthens women’s trust in health care and reduces the number of abortions.
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.
Dedicated test location: a commercial area designed to allow experimenting with new business concepts.
The City of Paris wants to become greener and hands out licences to those who apply, allowing them to garden in public spaces.
Small and medium-sized businesses in Lublin’s city centre are individually supported as the district is revived.
A new entrepreneurial spirit is being fostered in schools in Finland with an entrepreneurship training that focuses on learning-by-doing, nudging teachers to keep a habit of lifelong learning.
When homeless people are provided with a home, they have a better chance of overcoming unemployment and addiction.
A programme attracts and keeps qualified teachers in rural Sweden through a transparent scheme that rewards teachers who decide to stay long term, and allows them to gain qualifications on the job.
The digital democracy platform helps young people in Switzerland to engage in the political debate in a meaningful way.
To overcome the language barriers in Kosovo, the Municipality of Kamenica holds courses for the Serbian and Albanian citizens who are interested in learning each other’s languages.
of the Innovation in Politics Awards 2020
A digital tool monitors the funds allocated from the national budget for local repairs, across all of Ukraine.
Bratislava sets up a fully-furnished quarantine town with medical and psychological care, for people without homes during lockdown.
A city administration offers all businesses legal, marketing, and business-counselling support for free, to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown.