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.
Routine visits to the doctor become a thing of the past in this Swedish locality with a digital service that relies on digital identification, SMS, and email.
This initiative results from imaginative political leadership linked to key officer support, enhancing the already extensive network of organisations and individuals who work together to promote and grow social enterprise through coordinated investments.
Ireland has become a world leader in addressing elderly people’s issues, by setting up participative councils, making businesses aware, and preparing for population ageing.
Integrative housing in Munich lets young refugees share a living space with local students, supported by social workers 24/7, with an in-house cafeteria that is open to the surrounding community.
Accessible municipal housing in the city centre meets the needs of senior citizens, allowing them to vacate their former family residences, which have become oversized and impractical for them.
Lower fees reward waste separation and recycling, which alongside a developing social awareness, leads to more recycling.
A law protecting the hearing-impaired leads to a new system in place, granting equal access to public services and the availability of video sign-language interpreting.
A framework supported by the European Commission facilitates apprenticeships across borders, letting young people in vocational training catch up with university students in terms of international experiences.
This is the supermarket where the notion of “eating local” finds its most accomplished form of expression; behind each product offered for sale there is a producer who commits himself and is present in the shop in direct contact with consumers.
This initiative looks to strengthen urban adaptability to climate change, build social resilience, create new green jobs, and connect municipalities with a hands-on attitude.
A system in France encourages citizen participation through online debates on an open source platform, where a wide range of citizens’ proposals are collected for implementation.
Startups are supported by networking, experts, and workshops, and encouraged through funding to have a positive social and economic impact on Milan.
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.
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.
An innovative partnership between public services, healthcare, and the voluntary sector, brings a more holistic, long-term approach to health and well-being – social prescribing – to reduce social isolation, strengthen community ties, and help people access support.