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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.

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.

Academy of Culture

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

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.

Alpine Lamb Project

Four-legged lawnmowers, called sheep, are keeping ski slopes in good shape over summer and prevent erosion, overgrowth, and avalanches.

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.

ART2WORK

A series of programmes in personal development and creative exploration build new opportunities for talented young people and reveal their potential.

Aspire Dundee

The programme is using a range of cultural activities – including dance, drama, and music –as an innovative way of tackling deprivation and building the self-confidence of children in Scotland.

Barcelona, Refugee City

A progressive plan prepares the city for a potentially large influx of refugees, considering the impacts on the inhabitants and coordinating City Council action with NGOs, volunteers, and citizens.

Calliope Mini

A digital wizard tool provides various opportunities for schoolchildren to do their own programming and explore the world of bits and bytes.

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.

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.

Connected Parents

A digital literacy programme improves insight into technology for parents, which allows them understand their children better and engage with them more easily.

Crowdfund Angus

The local authority in a remote location backs a crowdfunding platform to appeal to faraway investors.

Diversity Management

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.

Entourage

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.

Good Godesberg

Providing food and hospitality amidst a wave of refugees arriving in this locality in Western Germany makes the new immigrants feel welcome and gives them a fresh start into their new lives.

Improving Outcomes for Young Black Men in Hackney

The integrative approach creates better opportunities for disadvantaged young black men, harnessing successful potential, building on existing success, increasing visibility, and tackling stereotypes in the media.

Integration Project Kistlerhofstraße

Integrative housing in Munich lets young refugees share a living space with local students, supported by social workers 24/7, with an in-house cafeteria that is open to the surrounding community.

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.

Irish Constitutional Convention 2013

A major experiment on deliberative democracy leads to the approval of same-sex marriage through a Constitutional Convention, consisting of two-thirds randomly chosen citizens and one-third parliamentarians.

Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness

The Commission wants to get conversations started, to fight the widespread problem of loneliness, amongst the community and between private and public organisations.

Led by HER

This project develops tools and resources that enable more women to pursue their entrepreneurial dreams through new collaborations and events.

Lighthouse Project School Farm

A community in Baden-Württemberg province provides a small, family-run, all-day primary school with a farmyard, acquainting schoolchildren with traditional farming methods and farm animals.

Liverpool Budget Simulator

A budget simulator enables citizens to better understand budgetary constraints in Liverpool after the city shifts from industrialisation to digitalisation.

Marriage Equality

The traditionally controversial measure of same-sex marriage is first introduced by referendum, which leads to its legalisation in Ireland.

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.

Academy of Culture

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

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.

Alpine Lamb Project

Four-legged lawnmowers, called sheep, are keeping ski slopes in good shape over summer and prevent erosion, overgrowth, and avalanches.

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.

ART2WORK

A series of programmes in personal development and creative exploration build new opportunities for talented young people and reveal their potential.

Aspire Dundee

The programme is using a range of cultural activities – including dance, drama, and music –as an innovative way of tackling deprivation and building the self-confidence of children in Scotland.

Barcelona, Refugee City

A progressive plan prepares the city for a potentially large influx of refugees, considering the impacts on the inhabitants and coordinating City Council action with NGOs, volunteers, and citizens.

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.

Citizens of Ankara: Re-Assemble!

This innovative Citizens’ Assembly fosters trust and engagement among citizens and local stakeholders, building a more resilient and cohesive social and political landscape across the City of Ankara.