Meet the Finalists of the Innovation in Politics Awards 2017

22 October 2017


Dear friends and supporters, 

We're happy to announce the 80 finalists in 8 categories for the Innovation in Politics Awards 2017 - chosen by our jury of 1,022 European citizens. The winners in each category will be announced on December 6, 2017 at the awards gala at the great hall of Vienna's city hall. 

Information about the projects can be found via the link under each category title. 


CIVILISATION

(In alphabetical order)

LINK: Full descriptions

Academy of Culture

Teresa Kot, Commune Head of Jastków

POLAND


ASPIRE Dundee

Stewart Hunter

UNITED KINGDOM


Breaking Segregation – The Nyköping Model

Veronica Andersson, former president of the Children and Youth Committee of Nyköping 

SWEDEN


Connected parents – Genitori Connessi

Council of Mayor Luca Vecchi, Municipality of Reggio Emilia / Valeria Montanari, Councillor 

ITALY


Digitization of the educational processes in the municipal schools in Plovdiv

Stefan Stoyanov, Deputy Mayor, Plovdiv Muni

BULGARIA


Lighthouse Project School Farm

Gemeinde Täferrot

GERMANY


Music School in the Country

Elżbieta Wróbel / Wójt Gminy Niwiska

POLAND


RES Exposures Prepared by the Children of Sevlievo

Ilhan Kyuchyuk, MEP, Vice President of ALDE party

BULGARIA


South London Special Educational Needs Commissioning

Alisa Flemming, Councillor

UNITED KINGDOM


The intergenerational canteen of Bioule – La cantine intergénérationnelle de Bioule

Gabriel Serra / Maire de Bioule

FRANCE


COMMUNITY

(In alphabetical order)

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Administrative Swap – Baratto Amministrativo

Roberto Del Conte, Mayor of the Municipality of Invorio

ITALY


Athens Coordination Centre for Migrant and Refugee issues (ACCMR)

Lefteris Papagiannakis - Vice Mayor for Migrants, Refugees and Municipal Decentralisation, Athens

GREECE


CIVIC-LINE - A citizen-run innovative public space in a contested territory

Civic Line Collective

FRANCE


Communecter / Connect with your municipality – Communecter, se connecter à sa commune

Région La Réunion

FRANCE


First Paris' donation box – La 1ère boîtes à dons de Paris

Antoinette Guhl. Adjointe à la Maire de Paris chargée de l'Economie sociale et solidaire, de l'Innovation sociale et de l'Econom

FRANCE


Introducing smart city: citizens’ engagement

Tadeusz Ferenc, Mayor of the City of Rzeszów

POLAND


Online Public Space Problem-Reporting System

Dietlind Grabe-Bolz, Oberbürgermeisterin der Stadt Gießen 

GERMANY


Open Gdansk – Otwarty Gdansk

Pawel Adamowicz, Mayor of Gdansk

POLAND


Senior Universities, a project to the whole community

Pedro Mota Soares, former Minister of Labor, solidarity and Social security, Member of the Portuguese Parliament

PORTUGAL


Towards Zero Waste – Verso Rifiuti Zero / Tariffa puntuale

Alessio Ciacci, former Councillor for Environment at Capannori

ITALY


DEMOCRACY

(In alphabetical order)

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Alternativet

Uffe Elbæk, political leader of Alternativet

DENMARK


Citizens round tables / urban walks – A Tables citoyennes / balades urbaines 

Bernard Debaecker

FRANCE


Co-drafting of national bills with citizens – Co-construction citoyenne de la Loi pour une République numérique

Axelle Lemaire, Secrétaire d'Etat en charge du Numérique dans le gouvernement français d'avril 2014 à février 2017

FRANCE


Engage.ch

Damian Müller, Ständerat / Lisa Mazzone Nationalrätin / Cédric Wermuth Nationalrat / Marco Romano, Nationalrat / Lukas Rei, Nationalrat

SWITZERLAND


Irish Constitutional Convention 2013

Eamon Gilmore, former Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Irish Labour Party

IRELAND


Liverpool - Budget Simulator

Joe Anderson, Mayor of Liverpool

UNITED KINGDOM


Paris' participatory budget – Le Budget Participatif

Ville de Paris

FRANCE


Parlement & Citoyens

Joël Labbé, Sénateur du Morbihan

FRANCE


The Mayor Delivered to your House

Thorsten Krüger, Bürgermeister der Stadt Geestland

GERMANY


The open political laboratory / glpLab – Das offene Politlabor / glpLab

Kathrin Bertschy, Member of the National Council and vice president of the Green Liberal Party

SWITZERLAND


ECOLOGY

(In alphabetical order)

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Actors of a sustainable Paris – Acteurs du Paris durable

Célia Blauel, Maire adjointe chargée de l’environnement

FRANCE


AlmLammProjekt – Alpine Lamb project

Gerhard Schütter, Bürgermeister von Haus im Ennstal

AUSTRIA


An Electric Car for All Citizens

Volker Schuler, Bürgermeister von Ebhausen

GERMANY


Arcueil Ville Comestible / Arcueil Edible City

Simon Burkovic

FRANCE


Integrated ecological education in Słupsk

Robert Biedroń, Mayor of Słupsk

POLAND


London Ealing Council - Trees for Cities Partnership

Julian Bell, Leader of Ealing Council

UNITED KINGDOM


Plus belles nos vies

Catherine Heuzey

FRANCE


R-URBAN Ecological Transition Movement involving citizen in Civic Resilience Networks

Marie-Hélène AMIABLE, Mayor of Bagneux / Patrice LECLERC, Mayor of Gennevilliers / Alexis BACHELAY, City Councillor of the city of Colombes / Constantin Petcou and Doina Petrescu, co-founders of R-URBAN

FRANCE


Revegetating license – Permis de végétaliser

Pénélope Komitès, Adjointe à la Maire de Paris chargée des Espaces verts

FRANCE


Villages Compete for Climate Protection

Bernhard Reuter, Landrat / Landkreis Göttingen

GERMANY


HUMAN RIGHTS

(In alphabetical order)

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Barcelona, refugee city – Barcelona, ciutat refugi

Jaume Asens, Deputy Mayor of Barcelona / Ignasi Calbó, Project Coordinator

SPAIN


Diversity management – Vielfaltsmanagement

Peter Kurz, Oberbürgermeister von Mannheim

GERMANY


Entourage

Jacques Boutault, maire du 2ème arrondissement de Paris

FRANCE


Good Godesberg

Simone Stein-Lücke, Bürgermeisterin von Godesberg

GERMANY


Integration project Kistlerhofstrasse – Integrationsprojekt Kistlerhofstrasse

Dieter Reiter, Oberbürgermeister der Stadt München

GERMANY


Improving Outcomes for Young Black Men in Hackney

Anntoinette Bramble, Councillor

UNITED KINGDOM


Led By HER

Axelle Lemaire / Isabelle Jegouzo

FRANCE


Marriage Equality

Eamon Gilmore, former Deputy Prime Minister and Leader of the Irish Labour Party

IRELAND


Physical, mental and societal support for women who have been victims of violence

Farida Adlani, Vice-president in charge of social action, health and family for the region Île-de-France

FRANCE


We are asylum – Wir sind Asyl

Angelika Schwarzmann, Bürgermeisterin

AUSTRIA


JOBS

(In alphabetical order)

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ART2WORK

Wim Embrechts

BELGIUM


Inclusive employment in park maintenance

Laia Ortiz, Third Deputy Mayor

SPAIN


Integrationsjahr – The Integration Year

Muna Duzdar, Staatssekretärin

AUSTRIA


Engaging the long term unemployed by greening public spaces and training

City of Zagreb, Vesna Helfrih

CROATIA


Lower Silesian Economic Activity Zone – S3 Jawor

Emilian Bera - członek partii politycznej Platforma Obywatelska, Burmistrz Miasta Jawora od listopada 2014 r.

POLAND


Municipal Apprenticeship Initiative – Kommunale Ausbildungsinitiative Asyl

Jens Marco Scherf, District Chief Executive, Miltenberg, Bavaria, Germany

GERMANY


One-Day Labor Contracts

Mariana Georgieva Todorova

BULGARIA


Pilot project to develop the apprentices long-term mobility within Europe – Projet pilote pour développer la mobilité longue des apprentis en Europe

Jean Arthuis, Député au Parlement européen

FRANCE


Plymouth 1000 Club

Tudor Evans, Councillor

UNITED KINGDOM


The Skill Mill Newcastle

Chi Onwurah, MP

UNITED KINGDOM



PROSPERITY

(In alphabetical order)

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A farmers' supermarket – Coeur Paysan

Denis Digel, municipal councillor in Sélestat

FRANCE


Calliope mini

Gesche Joost, Digital-Botschafterin in der Initiative Digitale Champions der EU-Kommission

GERMANY


Crowdfund Angus

Lynne Devine, Councillor 

UNITED KINGDOM


Marketplace for Good Business, Bocholt

Peter Nebelo, Bürgermeister der Stadt Bocholt

GERMANY


Robin Hood Energy - Nottingham

Cllr Jon Collins & Cllr Alan Clark (1951 - 2017)

UNITED KINGDOM


Salford Credit Union

Jim King, Councillor

UNITED KINGDOM


The Bristol Pound

George Ferguson, Mayor of Bristol

UNITED KINGDOM


The Skill Mill Tallinn

Avo Uprus

ESTONIA


The Shop Tester – Le Testeur de commerce

Joëlle Morel, Présidente de la Semaest, Conseillère de Paris, Jean-Louis Missika, Adjoint à la Maire de Paris, chargé de l'urb

FRANCE


Virtual Power Plant as an local joint venture – Virtuelles Kraftwerk als kommunales Gemeinschaftsprojekt

Robert Niedergesäß, Landrat Landkreis Ebersberg

GERMANY


QUALITY OF LIFE

(In alphabetical order)

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Jo Cox Commission on Loneliness

Jo Cox (1974 - 2016), MP / Seema Kennedy, MP / Rachel Reeves, MP

UNITED KINGDOM


KAPS - Koloc 'A Solidarity Projects

Jean Paul Bret, Mayor of Villeurbanne

FRANCE


More influence for the elderly when Stockholm reform the domestic care service

Clara Lindblom, Vice Mayor of Stockholm

SWEDEN


Municipal programs as a basis for the improvement of the quality of life of citizens of Ostrów Wielkopolski

Beata Klimek, Mayor of Ostrów Wielkopolski

POLAND


North Yorkshire County Council - No Wrong Door

Janet Sanderson, County Councillor

UNITED KINGDOM


Praxagora - Feminist City Planning is Making the Men Move

Banar Sabet

SWEDEN


Silver Fourchette - a national awareness program dedicated to the alimentation of seniors

Najat Vallaud-Belkacem, former Minister

FRANCE


Uist and Barra Public Bus Redesign Project – Outer Hebrides

Roddie Mackay, Councillor

UNITED KINGDOM


Vienna Urbanites / Guidance through the network of social services in Vienna – Stadtmenschen Wien

Tanja Wehsely, Abgeordnete des Wiener Landtags und Mitglied des Gemeinderats

AUSTRIA


Videotranslator / sign-language translation at your hand – Wideotlumacz.pl

Piotr Kowalski - działacz społeczny i miejski / Członek Platformy Obywatelskiej

POLAND