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.
An Interrail pass grants free travel on trains to all young Europeans, for one month of their choice, when they turn 18.
This Czech 3D printing innovation allows for the quick and efficient, international production of high quality reusable masks that can be stored for ten years.
Routine visits to the doctor become a thing of the past in this Swedish locality with a digital service that relies on digital identification, SMS, and email.
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.
The municipality of Grande Synthe took a holistic approach tackling unemployment, poverty and pollution by improving health and ecological conditions, as well as fostering social integration.
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.
Coordinated pre-school activities compensate for a lack of kindergartens in a Commune of Poland with dispersed villages.
Tourists with disabilities can visit local sites of interest with the assistance of especially trained guides.
This project in Milan represents ‘a meal across generations’ as senior citizens share their lunchtime with schoolchildren, increasing social cohesion.
Age Friendly Housing Specialists advise local government on how to improve housing options for older residents.
Ireland has become a world leader in addressing elderly people’s issues, by setting up participative councils, making businesses aware, and preparing for population ageing.
Climate-friendly mobility is instigated by a single electric car, purchased in a small locality for all residents to share.
of the Innovation in Politics Awards 2020
Bratislava sets up a fully-furnished quarantine town with medical and psychological care, for people without homes during lockdown.
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.