Best Practice in Politics
We curate exemplary political work that successfully tackles today’s most pressing issues. This platform is a hub of tried and tested best practices in politics.
A series of targeted measures offer support to victims of bullying, as well as raising awareness and providing training on dealing with bullying, both on and offline.
Alpine Lamb Project
Four-legged lawnmowers, called sheep, are keeping ski slopes in good shape over summer and prevent erosion, overgrowth, and avalanches.
Anstellung und Bezahlte Pflege für Angehörige (Employment and Paid Care for Relatives)
By offering people who care of their relatives at home the opportunity to become paid employees, this project makes it possible for more people in need of care to remain at home with their families.
Apprenticeship in Vorarlberg
A new approach to recruiting apprentices aims to inspire the next generation of skilled workers through the use of new technologies and the creation of regional and national communication networks.
This digital platform completely digitises the building-permit process, combining high-tech methods of AI, AR, and 3D building modelling to make the process faster, more efficient, and more transparent, cutting the time it takes to obtain a building permit by up to half.
Brunnenpassage: A Space for Participatory Art Production
Brunnenpassage operates as a space for professional artists and amateurs to co-create art, thus fostering social cohesion in a highly diverse neighbourhood.
A practice for heat adaptation in three of Vienna’s hottest areas converted urban streets to Cool Streets, offering water mist sprayers, seating, and neighbourhood-fostering features for four weeks.
Digital tokens use the carrot approach to reward environmentally-friendly behaviour with free access to arts and culture.
The integration of local educational institutes into ‘learning neighbourhoods’ in Vienna enhances education and the wider community for children up to 18 years of age.
Everybody Gargles! Free PCR-testing for everyone in Vienna
Effective collaboration means that free and accurate PCR home testing kits are available for everyone living, working or studying in Vienna, enabling regular and convenient testing for COVID-19 which gives results within 24 hours.
This online platform makes it easy for volunteers to find the placements that suit them best, and for organisations to announce their vacancies.
Graz Fund for Promotion and Development
Graz supports the professional development of the working population at risk of poverty, with grants for education and training.
of the Innovation in Politics Awards 2021
Summer of Pioneers, Wittenberge
A small but well-connected town attracts young remote workers to the area by offering them a year in discounted accommodation and access to a co-working space.
+Ricicli +Viaggi – the more you recycle the more you travel
A novel approach to recycling sees plastic bottles exchanged for discounts on public transport tickets in Italy.
Volunteers are individually connected with people living within a 15-minute walking distance who need support with everyday tasks, strengthening local solidarity and neighbourly relationships.