We develop projects and programmes for politicians, institutions, civil society and citizens to make democratic politics more successful. As of today, we have established a community of more than 5,000 politicians throughout Europe, who participate in our programmes and provide their know-how and experience to their peers.
In all our activities, we apply our unique method: identify best practice, develop core insights and localise them, and implement innovative political work for specific tasks.
THE INNOVATION IN POLITICS AWARDS
We recognise and support those politicians who have the courage to break new ground, who are creative and achieve real results. We bring their innovative work to the fore, so that it may serve as a source of inspiration.
European Capital of Democracy
Beginning in 2022, each year a different city will be designated as the European Capital of Democracy by a jury of 10,000 European citizens. The winning city will be at the centre of Europe’s discourse on the future of democracy, hosting a year-long programme of exciting events, festivals and activities with citizens’ participation at its heart.
Within the framework of ACT NOW, we accompany citizens and politicians from Europe and the MENAT region in developing projects to strengthen social cohesion, citizen engagement and youth empowerment in regions, cities and villages.
Building on expertise gained in successful political work from all over Europe, we bring together international project-owners, politicians, experts and citizens to co-create new policies in creative and unique formats.
Further Activities of the Institute
Learn more about what we do and who we work with.
On 29 October, the participants of the first Political Startup Incubator will celebrate its successful run with a keynote speech on the democratic change in Guinea by the political leader Cellou Diallo.
On 31 August 2020 the Innovation in Politics Institute hosted a Breakout Session on the “Evolution of Democratic Parties” at this year’s European Forum Alpbach.
The coronavirus crisis poses major challenges for everyone. We collect, document and provide innovative practices in dealing with the crisis across Europe and at all political levels. On this platform we make the best practices available to politics and society.
On 2 March 2020 the first week of the Political Start-Up Incubator, a launchpad for centrist political start-ups in African countries, began.
A best practice workshop on innovation for shared spaces
A celebration of innovation, creativity, and groundbreaking political work on the forefront of democracy
The Finalists of The Innovation In Politics Awards Share Insights into their Work
European Conference on the Future of Work