What we do

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

We are building a stronger Europe with resilient democracies. Starting in autumn 2021, every year a different city will be designated the European Capital of Democracy. It will serve as the stage and floor for all of us who engage to innovate and strengthen democracy.

ACT NOW

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.

POLIS Project

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. 

EUROPEAN CONFERENCE: WORK NEEDS FUTURE

Awards 2019: The jury has voted!   This European Conference focuses on successful political initiatives and best-practice projects in digitisation and new forms of work. It provides information on how local companies, organisations and citizens

THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH – FORUM ALPBACH

How we benefit from empowering the young in politics What can we learn from different generations? What is on young people’s minds? How do we get citizens to the table and how do we make

THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH

How we benefit from empowering the young in politics at this year’s European Forum Alpbach, on 25 August 2019

POLITICS, COFFEE & CAKE

Meet the finalists of the Innovation in Politics Awards 2017 – 160 representatives of the media, experts and politicians