- Are you aware of projects or initiatives in Ireland that are innovative? have improved well-being in our communities? made a positive difference to people’s lives?
- Were they are or are they supported through political decision-making?
We are excited to announce that we have opened applications for our annual Innovation in Politics Awards, now in its sixth year. Apply now! There are no charges for submitting an entry. Closing date for entries
The Awards are designed to recognise politicians who drive change through their decision-making and actions such as funding, legislation, programmes, schemes, projects initiatives and so on. Peter Burke, Minister of State for Planning and Local Government and See Her Elected were recognised across Europe in 2021 for innovative work on democratic participation that supports women’s political voices including supporting them to stand as candidates in local politics 2021 Democracy Award Winners See Her Elected
Irish winners of Democracy Award 2021: Dubravka Šuica, European Commission Vice-President for Democracy and Demography; Michelle Maher, See Her Elected Programme Manager, Peter Burke, Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage with Helfried Carl, Founder & Managing Partner at the Innovation in Politics Institute Copyright: Innovation in Politics Institute / Elias Pargan
This year, initiatives and projects from all Council of Europe member states are encouraged to apply for an Innovation in Politics Award by 15 November 2022. They will have the chance to win in one of eight categories:
- Democracy (e.g. inclusion, community engagement, equality)
- Climate Protection (e.g. decarbonisation, environmental protection, sustainability)
- Democracy Technologies (e.g.digital participation)
- Education (e.g learning, teaching, empowerment)
- Government Improvement (e.g transparency, accountability). This is a new award for 2022.
- Social Cohesion (e.g. diversity, migration, engagement)
- Local Development (e.g. rural areas, local economy, local initiatives)
- Party Innovation (e.g. new technologies, mobilisation, transparency by political parties or emerging political parties). This is a new award for 2022.
HOW TO PARTICIPATE
As one of our 1,000 citizens’ jurors for The Innovation in Politics Awards, your voice will help to decide which projects are recognised as the most exemplary in Europe!
Do you know of successfully implemented innovative projects, locally or nationally which have improved wellbeing in your community? Tell us about it.
Joan O’Flynn, Ireland representative of the Innovation in Politics Institute with CEO Edward Strasser.
Ireland Representative of Innovation in Politics Institute, Vienna and European City of Democracy
About The Innovation in Politics Institute
The Innovation in Politics Institute is an international, non-governmental organisation that identifies, develops and implements innovation in politics in order to strengthen democracy in Europe and beyond. With an international network of offices and partner organisations in 16 countries, and together with political leaders at all levels, the institute is building tomorrow’s politics today.