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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.

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.

Citizens’ Convention on Climate

The Citizens’ Convention on Climate, an unprecedented democratic experiment in France, aims to give citizens a voice to accelerate the fight against climate change.

Cool Streets

A practice for heat adaptation in three of Vienna’s hottest areas converted urban streets to Cool Streets, offering water mist sprayers, seating, and neighbourhood-fostering features for four weeks.

Culture Token

Digital tokens use the carrot approach to reward environmentally-friendly behaviour with free access to arts and culture.

Dublin Bikes

One of the world’s most successful bike sharing schemes provides green, healthy, and accessible city transport for the masses.

Energy Income

The project supports socially vulnerable citizens achieving energy independence, whilst creating a beneficial circle where non-consumed energy is used to finance new photovoltaic systems for further households.

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.

Free Public Transport in Luxembourg

Revolutionary yet simple – free public transport enhances the environmental sustainability, social welfare, and quality of life of the residents of this small country.

Free Public Transportation

A Municipality in Bulgaria offers free public transport by purchasing its own buses instead of hiring a company to provide the service.

Gardens of Cracovians

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

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.

Green Budget

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

green.LAB Graz

Brownfield sites in cities are transformed into usable spaces with portable, ‘green’ urban boxes.

Jobticket

The Jobticket provides discounted public transport for employees, motivating urban commuters to relieve the environment and the whole community of individualised mobility.

Milano Plastic Free

Milan eliminates disposable plastic tableware from schools and other facilities, saving 720 tons of waste per year, and involving other smaller and bigger players in the strategy in a step-by-step manner.

Mobility Flat Rate in the City Zone

The City of Augsburg encourages the use of car-sharing, cycling, and public transport via a flat rate that provides a low-cost package for mobility at a fixed monthly price, on top of free public transport in the city zone.

No Data Waste in Košeca

A modern data collection system encourages waste separation and incentivises recycling by reducing waste-collection fees.

Our Soil for Bees

To save the bees, ‘bee-friendly’ habitats are created in communities, focusing on soil conservation and planting wildflowers.

Plovdiv Organic Garden

Being surrounded by plants reconnects young people to the earth and their fellow humans; learning about farming gives them new knowledge whilst enhancing their personal development.

Regiothek

An online platform creates traceable supply chains from farmers, food crafters, and retail stores to restaurants.

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.

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.

Citizens’ Convention on Climate

The Citizens’ Convention on Climate, an unprecedented democratic experiment in France, aims to give citizens a voice to accelerate the fight against climate change.

Cool Streets

A practice for heat adaptation in three of Vienna’s hottest areas converted urban streets to Cool Streets, offering water mist sprayers, seating, and neighbourhood-fostering features for four weeks.

Culture Token

Digital tokens use the carrot approach to reward environmentally-friendly behaviour with free access to arts and culture.

The Winners
of the Innovation in Politics Awards 2022/2023

Sophia Chatbot

Sophia is a digital chatbot that anonymously assists survivors of domestic violence in gathering potential evidence, provides access to resources and support, and continuously evolves to meet the needs of survivors globally.

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.