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 Farmers‘ Supermarket – Coeur Paysan
This is the supermarket where the notion of “eating local” finds its most accomplished form of expression; behind each product offered for sale there is a producer who commits himself and is present in the shop in direct contact with consumers.
A Pioneer City for Social and Ecological Innovation
The municipality of Grande Synthe took a holistic approach tackling unemployment, poverty and pollution by improving health and ecological conditions, as well as fostering social integration.
Actors of a Sustainable Paris
This network is aiming to create a sustainable Paris with activities to reduce the ecological footprint, supported by a website and a physical meeting point.
Arcueil, Edible City
Growing edible plants in public parks and green spaces makes this town’s community, in front of the Gates of Paris, more enjoyable, sustainable, and connected.
A well-equipped shelter with a multidisciplinary team not only offers refuge to women and children fleeing domestic violence, but also assists them in administrative and legal procedures, and offers further activities to help them regain their self-confidence.
Citizens Round Tables / Urban Walks
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.
Citizens’ Convention on Climate
The Citizens’ Convention on Climate, an unprecedented democratic experiment in France, aims to give citizens a voice to accelerate the fight against climate change.
CivicLine – a citizen-run innovative public space in a contested territory
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.
Collaborative and Transparent Drafting of the Digital Republic Bill
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.
Communecter – Connect with your Municipality
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.
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.
First Paris Donation Box
A donation box for sharing objects is set up on the streets of Paris, welcoming an average of fifteen people every hour who are ready to circulate their items.
of the Innovation in Politics Awards 2021
+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.
A social enterprise facilitates the transition from urban to rural living by working with rural communities to help them integrate new arrivals.