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.
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.
A recycling system in Latronico grants citizens reimbursements to spend in local shops.
A programme aims to simplify government procedures for disabled people, created for and alongside the people with disabilities and their families.
This initiative connects remote areas with different types of infrastructure, and is designed to promote investment, living, learning, and prosperity along the Atlantic coast region of Ireland.
Transforming a derelict area in northern Paris into a showcase of citizen governance opens up a new space for many activities in a formerly abandoned public space under the metro.
An exchange platform for feedback and proposals intends to enable each citizen to contribute directly to projects and the governance of a territory, at the neighbourhood, municipal, and regional level.
The pioneer smart city of Rzeszów offers one-stop-shops for public services, such as car registrations and obtaining IDs, sets up a helpline for the same purpose, and introduces a participatory budget.
Once a year, participative democracy takes place through discussing locally relevant issues with the officials over a cup of coffee or on the go, with the results being published on the town’s website.
A major experiment on deliberative democracy leads to the approval of same-sex marriage through a Constitutional Convention, consisting of two-thirds randomly chosen citizens and one-third parliamentarians.
Universities for pensioners, with 5,500 volunteer teachers and legal recognition, improve the quality of life of tens of thousands of senior citizens across Portugal.
A progressive plan prepares the city for a potentially large influx of refugees, considering the impacts on the inhabitants and coordinating City Council action with NGOs, volunteers, and citizens.
Home care in Sweden’s capital gets examined and reformed, making the system more responsive to patients’ needs, especially regarding the distribution of time slots.
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.
Public transport operational areas become dual-use intelligent distribution hubs, to help reduce delivery vehicle traffic and promote sustainability goals in the city.
Outdated high-rise buildings are deconstructed and the recovered materials reused to build sustainable, modern social housing units, with low carbon footprints.