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 Covid-19 strategies.
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.
Participative public consultations and citizen engagement help a young and diverse town deliver nearly a hundred action items, to rejuvenate the town centre, improve public areas, and enhance residents’ lives.
Citizens invest in their favourite services and restaurants with advance payments that are doubled by the municipality, reactivating the local economy in a time of crisis.
An online platform creates traceable supply chains from farmers, food crafters, and retail stores to restaurants.
School competitions are making up for the disadvantages of children in rural areas and upgrade the educational content in various subjects.
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.
Ground-breaking public-private partnership scheme supports local restaurants through the Corona crisis, while providing home-schooled pupils with alternative school canteen lunches.
Workshops revitalise the political discourse, starting a direct conversation between citizens and government officials about visions for, and shortcomings within, the region.
A recycling system in Latronico grants citizens reimbursements to spend in local shops.
A silent and sustainable public transport system in Sweden, along the pioneer bus line 755, features a wireless busstop charging system.
Bratislava’s Mayor enhances biodiversity by bringing bee colonies to the city to produce honey on top of municipal buildings.
A school without classrooms empowers Milanese citizens to participate in city planning and go from designing to realising neighbourhood projects.
of the Innovation in Politics Awards 2020
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.
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.