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 community in Baden-Württemberg province provides a small, family-run, all-day primary school with a farmyard, acquainting schoolchildren with traditional farming methods and farm animals.
To report a problem in public space, users within this project can log the current location of the device used, specify the street address, or just click on a map of the application.
An open data website fosters trust between the city and its inhabitants, making its expenses and other assets transparent.
A budget simulator enables citizens to better understand budgetary constraints in Liverpool after the city shifts from industrialisation to digitalisation.
Citizens vote for projects proposed by other citizens, making the city more collaborative, with a total of 100 million EUR allocated to this initiative each year.
The City of Mannheim sets the pace for respectful, intercultural urban coexistence, with a round table on diversity management and strategies, such as anonymous application procedures.
Providing food and hospitality amidst a wave of refugees arriving in this locality in Western Germany makes the new immigrants feel welcome and gives them a fresh start into their new lives.
Reaching out to homeless people in the neighbourhood, Entourage is developing an innovative collaborative network which helps local residents meet the street people they see every day.
The integrative approach creates better opportunities for disadvantaged young black men, harnessing successful potential, building on existing success, increasing visibility, and tackling stereotypes in the media.
This project develops tools and resources that enable more women to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams through new collaborations and events.
Integrated education achieves better results in this Swedish locality by merging four different schools from diverse parts of town and concentrating all the resources in one site.
New ways of lawmaking in France allow citizens to take part in the digital drafting of a bill, which eventually gets adopted unanimously both by the National Assembly and the Senate.
of the Innovation in Politics Awards 2020
A modern data collection system encourages waste separation and incentivises recycling by reducing waste-collection fees.
Outdated high-rise buildings are deconstructed and the recovered materials reused to build sustainable, modern social housing units, with low carbon footprints.
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.