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.
A programme in Falun, Sweden, inspires future chefs with organised competitions and motivates them to take on the profession.
An underfunded London borough uses an online store to sell services and generate revenue for public services that were in danger of being halted.
A project management strategy is introduced to assist in the implementation of national policies on the local level, helping to establish a more efficient government.
A hiking trail built along a disused railway line from Waterford to Dungarvan encourages new tourism in Ireland.
A bottom-up plan aims at the revitalisation of a former industrial city through digitalisation, and the grouping of innovative minds to collect and execute ideas to reinvigorate the economy.
Citizens are encouraged to invest (even small amounts) in local businesses, allowing them to become more independent and promoting regional prosperity.
Structural changes and new methods of organising sponsorship and funding are implemented in within a system that connects local businesses with non-profit organisations and sports clubs.
A bottom-up tourist experience integrates tourist options in Ferla, in a system that lets different parts of the community benefit from renting out housing.
Newcastle runs a project for innovative ideas in the form of a science and innovation centre that focuses on sustainable solutions for the city.
This programme provides professional assistance to people in Lithuania who privately take care of their family members at home.
Rural communities connect online through a development project that supports local businesses.
A cross-border hospital on the Franco-Spanish border offers medical service in three languages for citizens of both countries.
of the Innovation in Politics Awards 2020
Public transport operational areas become dual-use intelligent distribution hubs, to help reduce delivery vehicle traffic and promote sustainability goals in the city.
The initiative supplies school children with organic food and educates them about organic farming, changing the lifestyle of many families in the region.
A city administration offers all businesses legal, marketing, and business-counselling support for free, to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown.