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.

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.

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.

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.

A YouTube series launched by the Innovation in Politics Institute to showcase the wide-ranging community and government projects that are around Europe.

Further Activities of the Institute

Learn more about what we do and who we work with. 


European conference on creating jobs for long-term-unemployed over-50s