The Innovation in Politics Awards recognise courageous and creative politicians from all levels of governance and from all democratic parties in Europe. Participation of citizens is a key element of the Awards.
European citizens aged over 16 years are invited to nominate a political project or apply to become a member of the jury and join a panel of over 1,000 people to select and learn about outstanding political initiatives from across Europe. Politicians may also enter innovative projects.
The Awards are presented in eight categories:
- Quality of Life
- Human Rights
Projects are evaluated according to 4 criteria:
- Innovation: Projects showing innovative character, breaking new ground in meeting a challenge
- Participation: Motivating citizen participation in an extensive or special way, bringing people together from different parts of society or with different political views
- Building Trust: Strengthening trust in democratic processes and institutions
- Sustainability: Creating lasting improvements in the lives of all those affected, and producing high output in relation to the financial input
Deadline for nominations: Monday 15 July
For details visit www.innovationinpolitics.eu/ie