Future of Democracy

European Awards for Innovative Politics: 9 Germans in the Finals

Das Progressive Zentrum is a partner of the Innovation in Politics Awards


The Innovation in Politics Awards are presented annually to honour courageous and creative political work throughout Europe – regardless of party or country. This year, 9 political projects from Germany made it to the finals. An international jury of 1,053 European citizens selected 80 finalists from more than 600 nominations. The winners will be announced at a gala event in November in Vienna.


“Congratulations to all nominees! We are happy that the jury has deemed nine German projects worth of winning the price, thereby considering all level of government. This diversity shows that innovation has the power of change for the better everywhere”, said Dominic Schwickert, country representative for Germany and Executive Director of Das Progressive Zentrum.

 

The projects from Germany judged as exemplary by the international jury are:

BONN PARTICIPATES! – BONN MACHT MIT!

Responsible politician at the start of the project: Ashok Sridharan, Mayor of Bonn

Nominated in the category CIVILIZATION

 

CITY WEST: ROOM FOR NEW CITY IDEAS

Responsible politician at the start of the project: Eva Lohse, Mayor of Ludwigshafen

Nominated in the category COMMUNITY

 

COOKING AND CHATTING IN BIELEFELD

Responsible politician at the start of the project: Wiebke Esdar, Member of Parliament

Nominated in the category COMMUNITY

 

OPIN.ME

Responsible politician at the start of the project: Tabea Rößner, Member of Parliament

Nominated in the category DEMOCRACY

 

REGIOTHEK

Responsible politician at the start of the project: Erika Träger, 3rd Mayor of the City of Passau

Nominated in the category ECOLOGY

 

THE “FREIBURGCUP”

Responsible politician at the start of the project: Gerda Stuchlik, Mayor Dezernat II Freiburg

Nominated in the category ECOLOGY

 

CARE FOR INTEGRATION AND RELATED SERVICES WELCOME@HEALTHCARE.DE

Responsible politician at the start of the project: Barbara Steffens, Former Minister of Health, Emancipation and Care of the Elderly

Nominated in the category JOBS

 

DIGITAL VILLAGES

Responsible politician at the start of the project: Randolf Stich, State Secretary in Rheinland-Pfalz

Nominated in the category PROSPERITY

 

#FREEINTERRAIL

Responsible politician at the start of the project: Manfred Weber, Member of the European Parliament

Nominated in the category QUALITY OF LIFE

 

Together with initiators of all other European projects, these German finalists will come to the gala evening on 17 November at the Vienna City Hall, where the winners in the eight categories will be announced. 500 guests from politics, business and culture from all over Europe are expected for this evening.

The Innovation in Politics Awards will be realised with the support of the Kahane Foundation, the B&C Private Foundation, and other private donors.

The list of all 80 finalists can be found at www.innovationinpolitics.eu





Paulina Fröhlich


Dominic Schwickert


published on

2 October 2018