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.
As an alternative to paying directly to the Municipality, taxpayers can voluntarily settle unpaid fees by working for the community.
A platform allows citizens to engage in a constructive dialogue with Tundzha Municipality and find agreements about regional projects.
Lithuanian professionals with internationally acquired experience help the Lithuanian Government adopt the best foreign practices.
A new permanent procedure engages randomly selected citizens in policy-making alongside parliamentarians, to democratise reforms and increase public support for decisions.
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.
A law is passed to divest public funds from companies who explore, extract, or process fossil fuels.
Revolutionary yet simple – free public transport enhances the environmental sustainability, social welfare, and quality of life of the residents of this small country.
A Municipality in Bulgaria offers free public transport by purchasing its own buses instead of hiring a company to provide the service.
A complex system of financial, social, and cultural support services helps local residents in all social groups weather the “storm” of the coronavirus pandemic.
Emerging technologies from different innovative players are used to solve public sector challenges in Lithuania.
Graz supports the professional development of the working population at risk of poverty, with grants for education and training.
Helvetia, the female national personification of Switzerland, campaigns for women to enter politics, run for office, and improve democracy.
of the Innovation in Politics Awards 2020
A city administration offers all businesses legal, marketing, and business-counselling support for free, to mitigate the effects of the COVID-19 lockdown.
The initiative supplies school children with organic food and educates them about organic farming, changing the lifestyle of many families in the region.
An innovative partnership between public services, healthcare, and the voluntary sector, brings a more holistic, long-term approach to health and well-being – social prescribing – to reduce social isolation, strengthen community ties, and help people access support.