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.
This project in Milan represents ‘a meal across generations’ as senior citizens share their lunchtime with schoolchildren, increasing social cohesion.
The needs of senior citizens in Opole, Poland, are addressed by providing a variety of new care services, such as delivering hot meals, setting up a residential complex, and the opening of an information and education centre.
The community centre in the “dead zone” between Turkish and Greek Cyprus adapts to the needs of the communities and keeps its workshops and programmes free-of-charge and open for all to join.
Workshops revitalise the political discourse, starting a direct conversation between citizens and government officials about visions for, and shortcomings within, the region.
Biogas and fossil-fuel free electricity now power public transport for 1.3 million people in the region around Malmö, significantly reducing carbon emissions.
Milan eliminates disposable plastic tableware from schools and other facilities, saving 720 tons of waste per year, and involving other smaller and bigger players in the strategy in a step-by-step manner.
This endeavour unites residents and tourists in an effort to reduce the most common waste on Serifos’s beaches, cigarette butts, creating a new culture of beach behaviour.
The Active Café helps senior citizens and young people with intellectual disabilities to socially integrate, foster their skills, regain self-esteem, and find their way into a functioning society.
The Municipality of Metamorphosis is combating food waste through the redistribution of unused food to different local charities.
An online platform in Bonn encourages civic participation in a simple manner, on topics ranging from bike pathways, to problem reporting, to budget planning.
An interactive game for all ages challenges prejudices, discrimination, and hate speech in society, involving school children, educators, entrepreneurs, and local communities.
An online language learning tool improves language skills in Île-de-France for citizens, potential future employees of the hospitality sector, and for professionals seeking to broaden their international communication.
of the Innovation in Politics Awards 2020
People without a fixed address can use a ProxyAddress through a period of instability to receive assistance and access to needed services and get their lives back on track.
Bratislava sets up a fully-furnished quarantine town with medical and psychological care, for people without homes during lockdown.
A modern data collection system encourages waste separation and incentivises recycling by reducing waste-collection fees.