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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.

#KeinPlatzfürHate (#NoPlaceforHate)

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.

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.

BRISE-Vienna

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.

Cool Streets

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.

Culture Token

Digital tokens use the carrot approach to reward environmentally-friendly behaviour with free access to arts and culture.

Ebner-Inklusiv-Eschenbach

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.

Fee

This online platform makes it easy for volunteers to find the placements that suit them best, and for organisations to announce their vacancies.

green.LAB Graz

Brownfield sites in cities are transformed into usable spaces with portable, ‘green’ urban boxes.

Jobticket

The Jobticket provides discounted public transport for employees, motivating urban commuters to relieve the environment and the whole community of individualised mobility.

Learning in the Garden

A digital toolbox helps teachers plan outdoor lessons, facilitating a holistic approach to action-oriented learning, as well as bringing children and young people closer to nature.

MAGMA

MAGMA is the world’s first job guarantee project that addresses the issue of long-term unemployment by offering job guarantees, support services, and access to decent employment for job seekers.

Music Safari in Public Spaces

This project celebrates the music of different communities and brings people together in public space, engaging Chechen, Syrian, Bosnian, Turkish, Afghan, Sinti, Ukrainian, and Austrian citizens with their self-produced music.

Open Commons Linz

The digital Open Commons Linz provides access to digital media for all, creating an inclusive and inspiring city environment.

Our Soil for Bees

To save the bees, ‘bee-friendly’ habitats are created in communities, focusing on soil conservation and planting wildflowers.

Points4Action

Points4Action brings together young and elderly people to combat social isolation and improve quality of life, while offering young people exposure to careers in caregiving roles and supporting local businesses.

RemiHub – Inner-City Delivery Hubs

Public transport operational areas become dual-use intelligent distribution hubs, to help reduce delivery vehicle traffic and promote sustainability goals in the city.

Respect – Stronger Together

The prevention programme addresses everyday problems at school by giving children a voice and involving social workers, teachers and parents.

Schule im Aufbruch – School Gets Going

This initiative aims to enable and encourage students to be enthusiastic and creative by establishing a new learning culture, instead of fixating on fulfilling given curricula.

Students As Experts 4 Change

Students As Experts 4 Change is an Educational Design with the goal to allow school students to become active agents of change, by supporting them to develop their own social impact strategies.

The Integration Year

A one-year integration programme stops refugees from being condemned to waiting and instead allows them to start their education and gain qualifications, shortly after entering the country.

Vienna Climate Teams

This project links participatory budgeting with climate action, empowering citizens to design and implement climate-friendly solutions in their district.

Vienna Repair Voucher

A voucher scheme subsidises the costs of repairs, encouraging consumers to fix old items instead of throwing them away and buying new ones.

WAFF Education Account

Subsidised education and training courses, with the help of a personal advisor, enable Viennese to secure a fulfilling working life.

#KeinPlatzfürHate (#NoPlaceforHate)

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.

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.

BRISE-Vienna

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.

Cool Streets

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.

Culture Token

Digital tokens use the carrot approach to reward environmentally-friendly behaviour with free access to arts and culture.

Ebner-Inklusiv-Eschenbach

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.

Fee

This online platform makes it easy for volunteers to find the placements that suit them best, and for organisations to announce their vacancies.

The Winners
of the Innovation in Politics Awards 2022/2023

Policy Sprint by Expedition Future

A collaborative approach to policy design brings together politicians and key stakeholders from across the political spectrum, and equips them with the skills and mindset needed for effective collaboration.

Rexcatering

Rexcatering is a circular, zero-waste project that empowers students to fight food waste by delivering food to those in need with the help of innovative technology.