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.
The Amorgorama initiative is a partnership between the Professional Fishing Association of Amorgos and various organisations which aims to protect the marine environment and respond to pollution while preserving fishermen’s livelihoods.
Creative and hacking minds meet remotely, interpret the changes caused by COVID-19, and convert the global crisis into an opportunity for progress.
Athens Coordination Center for Migrant and Refugee Issues (ACCMR)
Athens installs an effective mechanism coordinating initiatives and programmes for refugees by NGOs, government, institutions, donors, and civil society.
An e-governance App is launched which facilitates citizen participation and helps the administration communicate with the city’s residents.
Cultural H.ID.RA.N.T. (Cultural Hidden IDentities ReAppear through Networks of WaTer)
An ancient aqueduct is restored using participatory processes, transforming cultural heritage into a contemporary urban resource which supports wellbeing as well as resilient local development.
ELECTRONIC PARKING MANAGEMENT SYSTEM FOR THE DISABLED
A specifically designed App allows disabled parking card holders to more easily find an available parking space, while reducing the illegal occupation of these spaces by able-bodies drivers.
First Cigarette-Butt Free Greek Beach
This endeavour unites residents and tourists in an effort to reduce the most common waste on Serifos’s beaches, cigarette butts, creating a new culture of beach behaviour.
Followgreen: reward platform for recycling
Followgreen is a new service for smart cities in the European market, introducing innovative elements both in the field of recycling and in the field of citizen awareness.
Free Telemedicine Initiative Against Coronavirus
Free teleconsultation services help keep citizens safe and informed through the coronavirus lockdown, thanks to a collaboration between medical staff, local government, and the startup-sector.
Housing and Work for the Homeless
Housing and Work for the Homeless is an integrated intervention for persons and families facing homelessness and housing exclusion which provides housing, services, and financial support to vulnerable groups.
Just Go Zero Tilos
By developing an innovative waste-management programme and converting the island’s landfill into a Cyclic Innovation Centre, Tilos has achieved a 90% recycling rate and become the world’s first “zero waste” island.
Metamorphosis against Food Waste
The Municipality of Metamorphosis is combating food waste through the redistribution of unused food to different local charities.
of the Innovation in Politics Awards 2021
A social enterprise facilitates the transition from urban to rural living by working with rural communities to help them integrate new arrivals.
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.
Social Laundrette in the Municipality of Chania
The first social laundrette in Crete provides socially vulnerable citizens with the facilities to wash their clothes and take care of their personal hygiene, as well as a sense of self-worth and belonging.