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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.

Antivirus Crowdhackathon

Creative and hacking minds meet remotely, interpret the changes caused by COVID-19, and convert the global crisis into an opportunity for progress.

Apprenticeship in Vorarlberg

A new approach to recruiting apprentices aims to inspire the next generation of skilled workers through the use of new technologies and the creation of regional and national communication networks.

Atlantic Economic Corridor

This initiative connects remote areas with different types of infrastructure, and is designed to promote investment, living, learning, and prosperity along the Atlantic coast region of Ireland.

AVAILABLE – Hub of Opportunities

The first training centre specifically adapted to the needs of disabled people opens in Bulgaria, empowering them by increasing their skills, knowledge, and participation in the labour market.

Boost By FC Rosengård

A soccer club creates opportunities with an individualised programme for the economically inexperienced youth, to help them find employment.

City of Omegna Masterplan

The City of Omegna is working holistically to improve the town for the community, entrepreneurs, and the public sector.

Creative & Digital District Charleroi

A bottom-up plan aims at the revitalisation of a former industrial city through digitalisation, and the grouping of innovative minds to collect and execute ideas to reinvigorate the economy.

Creative Tourism Lab

The youth in Opatija create a lab for creative tourism, taking over the design of the logo, the development of activities, and marketing directions.

Creative Transformations

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

Crowdfund Angus

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

Digital Villages

Rural communities connect online through a development project that supports local businesses.

Establishing Rural Working Hubs

Targeted redevelopment establishes Rural Working Hubs to meet local needs while also contributing to a more economically and environmentally sustainable future.

HYBRIT: Fossil-Free Steel Plant

The first industrial-scale fossil-free steel demonstration plant will transform the steel and iron industry and facilitate the transition to a fossil-free society – both in Sweden and globally.

KAPS – Flatshare Solidarity Project

A new kind of shared housing provides affordable student accommodation in exchange for involvement in neighbourhood solidarity projects which improve the lives of local residents.

Konexio

Training programmes in different locations in Europe and Africa empower disadvantaged groups through digital literacy, to overcome the digital divide and make earning an income locally possible. 

MYMARKET.BRUSSELS

An online platform connects local businesses with consumers and offers them the opportunity to have their goods delivered by bike, thus supporting a local and sustainable economy.

NEXT MANNHEIM

A publicly-owned company combines startup ecosystem support with urban cultural development, applying an interdisciplinary and integrated approach.

One-Day Labour Contracts

Working conditions are protected in Bulgaria by a recent law, guaranteeing farm labourers proper pay and insurance through short-term work contracts.

Passport4Work

A gamified approach closes the gap between a low-skilled labour force and the fast-growing technical sector, with the help of a skills passport and a tailored education programme for job seekers.

Regional Investment Society

Citizens are encouraged to invest (even small amounts) in local businesses, allowing them to become more independent and promoting regional prosperity.

Regional Strategy for Social Economy

A regional employment agency sets up two integrative social enterprises to support and address the specific needs of disadvantaged and marginalised people with employment difficulties, providing skills development and work experience.

Regulatory Sandboxes

Innovation-friendly spaces are designed to test new digital technologies in real-life conditions, without risk to the public.

ReLabs – Laboratory of Living Waste

A circular system of material usage and re-use changes the urban design and waste management landscape of Madrid, leading to the construction of playgrounds from repurposed materials as well as fundamental systemic changes.

Salford Credit Union

Financial exclusion is countered by a supportive credit union in Salford, offering an alternative to banks and loan sharks.

Self-Governed Nursery in Rzekuń

An environmentally sustainable and modern nursery provides state-of-the-art facilities for young children, and more flexibility for parents.

Stay in Norsjö – it pays off

A programme attracts and keeps qualified teachers in rural Sweden through a transparent scheme that rewards teachers who decide to stay long term, and allows them to gain qualifications on the job.

Summer of Pioneers, Wittenberge

A small but well-connected town attracts young remote workers to the area by offering them a year in discounted accommodation and access to a co-working space.

The Bristol Pound

A local and complementary currency keeps local money circulating in Bristol and the former County of Avon.

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.

Antivirus Crowdhackathon

Creative and hacking minds meet remotely, interpret the changes caused by COVID-19, and convert the global crisis into an opportunity for progress.

Apprenticeship in Vorarlberg

A new approach to recruiting apprentices aims to inspire the next generation of skilled workers through the use of new technologies and the creation of regional and national communication networks.

Atlantic Economic Corridor

This initiative connects remote areas with different types of infrastructure, and is designed to promote investment, living, learning, and prosperity along the Atlantic coast region of Ireland.

AVAILABLE – Hub of Opportunities

The first training centre specifically adapted to the needs of disabled people opens in Bulgaria, empowering them by increasing their skills, knowledge, and participation in the labour market.

Boost By FC Rosengård

A soccer club creates opportunities with an individualised programme for the economically inexperienced youth, to help them find employment.

City of Omegna Masterplan

The City of Omegna is working holistically to improve the town for the community, entrepreneurs, and the public sector.

Creative & Digital District Charleroi

A bottom-up plan aims at the revitalisation of a former industrial city through digitalisation, and the grouping of innovative minds to collect and execute ideas to reinvigorate the economy.

The Winners
of the Innovation in Politics Awards 2022/2023

Rexcatering

Rexcatering is a circular, zero-waste project that empowers students to fight food waste by delivering food to those in need with the help of innovative technology.

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.