Best Practice in Politics
We curate exemplary political work that successfully tackles today’s most pressing issues, from education to economy, from ecology to human rights, from democracy to coping with Covid-19. The initiatives presented here come from all political and regional levels and from across the democratic party spectrum in Europe and the MENAT region. What they all have in common: they show that democracy works.
This platform is a hub of tried and tested best practices in politics. We invite you to use it for research, analysis and scaling – for a Europe-wide exchange and the co-creative development of innovative politics for today and tomorrow.
Free access to contraceptives in Norbotten, provided by the local government to all women of ages 26 and below, strengthens women’s trust in health care and reduces the number of abortions.
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.
Athboy town ensures accessibility and inclusivity for all citizens regardless of age, physical, cognitive, or sensory impairment.
Athens installs an effective mechanism coordinating initiatives and programmes for refugees by NGOs, government, institutions, donors, and civil society.
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.
This project assists refugees in their integration into nursing and healthcare professions.
A well-equipped shelter with a multidisciplinary team not only offers refuge to women and children fleeing domestic violence, but also assists them in administrative and legal procedures, and offers further activities to help them regain their self-confidence.
A system of mutually beneficial aid is available in Livorno, where families in economic distress are financially supported in exchange for eight hours of municipal work per week.
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.
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.
A programme in Chieuti expands the range of services for people with mental disabilities, and offers a way of inclusion in an olive processing and bottling factory.
A housing project helps integrate marginalised Roma communities in a village, in a joint effort by families, the bank, and an NGO.
of the Innovation in Politics Awards 2020
A digital tool monitors the funds allocated from the national budget for local repairs, across all of Ukraine.
A city administration offers all businesses legal, marketing, and business-counselling support for free, to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown.
People without a fixed address can use a ProxyAddress through a period of instability to receive assistance and access to needed services and get their lives back on track.