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.
This digital platform completely digitises the building-permit process, combining high-tech methods of AI, AR, and 3D building modelling to make the process faster, more efficient, and more transparent, cutting the time it takes to obtain a building permit by up to half.
Digital tokens use the carrot approach to reward environmentally-friendly behaviour with free access to arts and culture.
The integration of local educational institutes into ‘learning neighbourhoods’ in Vienna enhances education and the wider community for children up to 18 years of age.
Everybody Gargles! Free PCR-testing for everyone in Vienna
Effective collaboration means that free and accurate PCR home testing kits are available for everyone living, working or studying in Vienna, enabling regular and convenient testing for COVID-19 which gives results within 24 hours.
RemiHub – Inner-City Delivery Hubs
Public transport operational areas become dual-use intelligent distribution hubs, to help reduce delivery vehicle traffic and promote sustainability goals in the city.
Respect – Stronger Together
The prevention programme addresses everyday problems at school by giving children a voice and involving social workers, teachers and parents.
Summer City Camps in Vienna
Affordable summer childcare options are provided to all interested families in Vienna.
Vienna Climate Teams
This project links participatory budgeting with climate action, empowering citizens to design and implement climate-friendly solutions in their district.
Vienna Repair Voucher
A voucher scheme subsidises the costs of repairs, encouraging consumers to fix old items instead of throwing them away and buying new ones.
Vienna Urbanites / Guidance through the Network of Social Services
Urban volunteers at six locations guide people in need through the extensive social services network of the city, help make appointments, and assist in applying for financial support.
Werkstatt Junges Wien – Workshop Young Vienna
The City of Vienna asked over 22.000 children and young people about their views on the city and their future, and included them in its youth strategy.
Wiener Gusto: the new organic brand from the City of Vienna
Wiener Gusto gives citizens an opportunity to consume sustainable, organic, and regional food products from the city’s forests and farmland, increasing Vienna’s food sovereignty and reducing its climate impact.
of the Innovation in Politics Awards 2021
Rijnvliet Edible Neighbourhood
Participatory co-design creates a residential neighbourhood around accessible urban agriculture, enhancing the quality of life for inhabitants and the rich biodiversity for all living things.
Launching KOOD/JÕHVI – A new kind of coding school!
This new coding school gives young people in Estonia’s northeast an opportunity to learn skills that are in high demand, opening the way to new career paths.
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.