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.
Administrative Exchange – Baratto Amministrativo
As an alternative to paying directly to the Municipality, taxpayers can voluntarily settle unpaid fees by working for the community.
Alpine Lamb Project
Four-legged lawnmowers, called sheep, are keeping ski slopes in good shape over summer and prevent erosion, overgrowth, and avalanches.
An Electric Car for All Citizens
Climate-friendly mobility is instigated by a single electric car, purchased in a small locality for all residents to share.
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 series of programmes in personal development and creative exploration build new opportunities for talented young people and reveal their potential.
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.
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.
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.
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.
of the Innovation in Politics Awards 2021
Brake the Curve
The Government of Aragon enabled the creation of platform that channelled the spontaneous civic initiatives that arose as a response to the humanitarian crisis resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic.
A social enterprise facilitates the transition from urban to rural living by working with rural communities to help them integrate new arrivals.
SHE – See Her Elected
This community-led initiative supports women into politics in rural areas of Ireland, strengthening local and national democracy by increasing the diversity of political participation.