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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.

#GDAŃSKPOMAGA (#GDANSKHELPS)

A coordinated campaign organises assistance and improves cooperation between organisations, resident volunteers and the city’s services.

Academy of Culture

Coordinated pre-school activities compensate for a lack of kindergartens in a Commune of Poland with dispersed villages.

Active Café

The Active Café helps senior citizens and young people with intellectual disabilities to socially integrate, foster their skills, regain self-esteem, and find their way into a functioning society.

Catch the Rain, Ostrów Wielkopolski

This rainwater collection project involves building storage reservoirs in kindergartens, educating preschoolers about the importance of rainwater and the water cycle, and encouraging effective management of rainwater on school properties.

Creative Transformations

Small and medium-sized businesses in Lublin’s city centre are individually supported as the district is revived.

Entrepreneurial Kids

This project aims to promote a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation among 350 children aged 6-10 from the City of Lublin through specialist training, workshops, company visits, and a final gala, promoting the city’s economy among project participants.

Gardens of Cracovians

Pockets of greenery transform forgotten patches of urban wasteland into community spaces for regeneration, social cohesion, nature, and culture.

Gdańsk Centre for Equal Treatment

“Safe places” in several locations in the city provide on-site support for people experiencing discrimination and foster awareness-raising among the citizens of Gdansk.

Gdynia – Deaf-Friendly City

Gdynia’s comprehensive measures have made it one of the first deaf-friendly cities in Poland, ensuring that residents with special needs can fully participate in, and benefit from, city services.

Gdynia Dialogue Platform

The Gdynia Dialogue Platform centralises information on city projects and engagement opportunities in an open-source format, allowing residents to participate in consultations both in person and online.

Gdynia for Medics

Gdynia supports the medical staff facing the challenges presented by the COVID-19 pandemic, by providing a dedicated phone line to arrange accommodation, meals, transportation and psychological support.

Gdynia Rain Garden

Green urban spaces are designed to teach residents about rainwater retention through the creation of special gardens in residential and commercial properties.

Gdynia Storm Shelter

A complex system of financial, social, and cultural support services helps local residents in all social groups weather the “storm” of the coronavirus pandemic. 

Green Budget

A citizen budget in Lublin is dedicated to the allocation of new green spaces throughout the city, developed and chosen by citizens.

Integrated Senior Policy Project

The needs of senior citizens in Opole, Poland, are addressed by providing a variety of new care services, such as delivering hot meals, setting up a residential complex, and the opening of an information and education centre.

Introducing the Smart City: citizen engagement

The pioneer smart city of Rzeszów offers one-stop-shops for public services, such as car registrations and obtaining IDs, sets up a helpline for the same purpose, and introduces a participatory budget.

Lighthouse Keepers and Area Hosts

Area Hosts and Lighthouse Keepers guide residents through the complex renovation project of the historic city centre and provide tailored support to help with displacement. 

Local De-Radicalisation Network

A local multi-agency group uses a systemic approach to investigate and counter radicalisation among vulnerable groups, to recognise diversity, promote inclusion, and encourage dialogue and participation.

Malopolska Tele-Angel

A free security wristband connects elderly and disabled residents with a 24-hour emergency response team.

MOJAWARSZAWA (MYWARSAW)

Warsaw’s e-service platform simplifies and automates services, providing residents with a more convenient, cost-effective and higher quality means of interacting with their administration.

Music School in the Country

A professionally organised music school in a rural community in Poland elevates the local culture and artistic interest.

New Life of the Square

Research on the use of urban space in the Old Town of Szczecin led to limitations on car traffic and increased accessibility for pedestrians.

Open Gdansk

An open data website fosters trust between the city and its inhabitants, making its expenses and other assets transparent.

Participatory Budgeting in Rybnik

The City of Rybnik uses participatory budgeting to allocate funds to social projects voted on by residents, empowering citizens to shape the direction of their city’s development.

#GDAŃSKPOMAGA (#GDANSKHELPS)

A coordinated campaign organises assistance and improves cooperation between organisations, resident volunteers and the city’s services.

Academy of Culture

Coordinated pre-school activities compensate for a lack of kindergartens in a Commune of Poland with dispersed villages.

Active Café

The Active Café helps senior citizens and young people with intellectual disabilities to socially integrate, foster their skills, regain self-esteem, and find their way into a functioning society.

Catch the Rain, Ostrów Wielkopolski

This rainwater collection project involves building storage reservoirs in kindergartens, educating preschoolers about the importance of rainwater and the water cycle, and encouraging effective management of rainwater on school properties.

Creative Transformations

Small and medium-sized businesses in Lublin’s city centre are individually supported as the district is revived.

Entrepreneurial Kids

This project aims to promote a culture of entrepreneurship and innovation among 350 children aged 6-10 from the City of Lublin through specialist training, workshops, company visits, and a final gala, promoting the city’s economy among project participants.

Gardens of Cracovians

Pockets of greenery transform forgotten patches of urban wasteland into community spaces for regeneration, social cohesion, nature, and culture.

Gdańsk Centre for Equal Treatment

“Safe places” in several locations in the city provide on-site support for people experiencing discrimination and foster awareness-raising among the citizens of Gdansk.

The Winners
of the Innovation in Politics Awards 2024

SeaProtectorOne, Aarhus

The SeaProtectorOne robot is installed at the river mouth in Aarhus, where the river flows into the harbour, removing rubbish before it enters the sea.

Condominium E-Voting – Successful E-Democracy

Condominium E-Voting allows residents to communicate their housing issues in a quick, easy, and safe manner, enhancing their engagement in the decision-making process and improving the efficiency of services.