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.
An Interrail pass grants free travel on trains to all young Europeans, for one month of their choice, when they turn 18.
A diverse pool of 28,000 participants came together to collectively “hack” digital challenges related to the Corona-crisis resulting in a great variety of solutions co-created by civil society and public authorities.
Climate-friendly mobility is instigated by a single electric car, purchased in a small locality for all residents to share.
An online platform in Bonn encourages civic participation in a simple manner, on topics ranging from bike pathways, to problem reporting, to budget planning.
A digital wizard tool provides various opportunities for schoolchildren to do their own programming and explore the world of bits and bytes.
This project assists refugees in their integration into nursing and healthcare professions.
The citizens of Ludwigshafen re-imagine urban space and discuss their ideas about how to redevelop the location of a former highway.
This initiative is about sharing a public meal as part of a quarterly event, where citizens and politicians come together to cook, eat, and discuss.
An apartment in a neighbourhood gets converted into a centre which serves the needs of many migratory residents, by offering educational help, care services, language courses, and various other services.
Rural communities connect online through a development project that supports local businesses.
The City of Mannheim sets the pace for respectful, intercultural urban coexistence, with a round table on diversity management and strategies, such as anonymous application procedures.
Youth from disadvantaged schools learn to take responsibility in a four-day fair, organising workshops and performances along various themes.
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.
Bratislava sets up a fully-furnished quarantine town with medical and psychological care, for people without homes during lockdown.