Under the auspices of the Secretary General of the Council of Europe, Ms Marija Pejčinović Burić

Under the patronage of the Vice-President of the European Commission, Ms Dubravka Šuica

Under the patronage of the Mayor of Warsaw, Mr Rafał Trzaskowski


About the Innovation in Politics Awards

The annual Innovation in Politics Awards recognise creative politicians from across Europe who are breaking new ground with innovative solutions for today’s challenges. The Awards are presented to those politicians in recognition of their exemplary projects based on European values of social balance, democracy and human rights – regardless of their party affiliation or level of government.

Each year, a Citizen Jury of more than 1,000 Europeans evaluate all projects to determine the finalists and winners in the Awards’ categories: democracy, climate protection, democracy technologies, government improvement, social cohesion, local development, education, and party innovation.



Open Doors



12:00 – 13:00

Lunch Break

16:00 – 17:00

One-on-one exchange



Open doors


Opening/ Welcome address


Gala Ceremony – Discover the winners in the categories: Democracy, Social Cohesion, Education, Local Development



Keynote Address


Gala Ceremony – Discover the winners in the categories: Party Innovation, Democracy Technologies, Climate Protection, Government Improvement




  • 4 Day Week Campaign, United Kingdom
  • Improving the Living Environment in Kedainiai District Municipality, Lithuania
  • Innovation.linz.at – Citizen Participation Platform, Austria
  • Megafon – My Voice for My Neighbourhood, Belgium
  • Nothing about youth without youth!, Lithuania
  • Participatory Methods in the Process of Revitalisation, Poland
  • Politik Akademie der Vielfalt  (Politics Academy of Diversity, Germany
  • Vienna Climate Teams, Austria
  • WoMeN’s Regional Caucus, Ireland
  • Youth Travel Card, Ireland
  • Amorgorama, Greece
  • Hamburger Gründachstrategie (Hamburg’s Green Roof Strategy), Germany
  • Just Go Zero Tilos, Greece
  • Mettons fin au #GaspillageAlimentaire en Europe!  (#StopFoodWaste in Europe!), France
  • People-Owned Wind Turbine Against Fuel Poverty, United Kingdom
  • Poligono Circular, Spain
  • Rexcatering – for intelligent food consumption, Spain
  • Rybnik’s Model of Action for Sustainable Consumption and Production, Poland
  • Tamarinden – where people meet and buildings share energy, Sweden
  • Tirana Orbital Forest, Albania
  • Digital Participation in Legislation in Latvia, Latvia
  • Gdynia Dialogue Platform, Poland
  • Helsinki Youth Budget – Participatory Budgeting with Youth, Finland
  • Kyiv Digital – Public Services and E-Democracy in one App, Ukraine
  • Open Parliament TV, Germany
  • Participatory Budgeting in Rybnik, Poland
  • PLACEm – the Democracy-App, Germany
  • Smart Maps – Information at a glance, Slovakia
  • The Local Level of Rahvaalgatus.ee – People’s Initiative, Estonia
  • Valongo Switch to Innovation, Portugal
  • Bridging the Digital Gap (AL21, Cyberkiosks, and Smart Centres), Spain
  • BRISE-Vienna, Austria
  • Communication without barriers, Slovakia
  • Design-Thinking Reform of Support Measures in the Estonian Public Sector, Estonia
  • Easy-to-Read: enhancing information accessibility in the public sector, Lithuania
  • Gdynia – Deaf-Friendly City, Poland
  • Suomi.fi Quality Tools, Finland
  • TEP – Transparency in Private Entities, Spain
  • Vorarlberg mitdenken & Bürger*innenrat – Faire Wahlen  (Digital Consultation Platform & Citizens Council – Fair Elections), Austria
  • War & Sanctions Database, Ukraine
  • Anstellung und Bezahlte Pflege für Angehörige – Employment and paid care for relatives, Austria
  • Creative Home(less), Lithuania
  • Feel Free, Belgium
  • HEROES Berlin – against oppression in the name of honour, Germany
  • Housing and Work for the Homeless, Greece
  • OV-Coaches for Public Transport, The Netherlands
  • Points4Action, Austria
  • Second Home for Ukraine – Connecting Communities, Organisations and Individuals in Plovdiv, Bulgaria
  • Solution for Vertical Transportation-Assistance, France
  • The Family Card, Spain
  • Cultural H.ID.RA.N.T. (Cultural Hidden IDentities ReAppear through Networks of WaTer), Greece
  • H22: the making of a smarter, thoughtful, and sustainable city, Sweden
  • Improving Energy Efficiency in Lithuania, Lithuania
  • International House Vilnius, Lithuania
  • Kindred LCR, United Kingdom
  • Madrid Innovation Sandbox, Spain
  • MAGMA : the world’s first job guarantee project for long-term unemployed, Austria
  • Mobilli – accelerating a modal shift to public transport at a regional level, Belgium
  • Reims Grand Centre, France
  • Wiener Gusto: the new organic brand from the City of Vienna, Austria
  • Ausbildungscampus (Training Campus): Advise, Education, Accompaniment, Encounter, Social Cohesion, Germany
  • Creating STEAM – An Open-Access Centre, Lithuania
  • Digital Transformation of Education (EdTech), Lithuania
  • Entrepreneurial Kids, Poland
  • Escuela de Pequeñ@s Cientific@s Espiciencia (School of Little Scientists), Spain
  • future_fabric: demokratie digital denken (thinking democracy digitally), Germany
  • HackShield in the Class, The Netherlands
  • Municipal University of Ilion: paving the way towards a sustainable learning city, Greece
  • Preschoolers from Ostrów Wielkopolski Catch the Rain, Poland
  • Sophia: the world’s first chatbot for survivors of domestic violence, Switzerland
  • Brand New Bundestag, Germany
  • Camp Bratislava – Embracing emerging leaders, Slovakia
  • Empowering a Party for Agile Interactions, Germany
  • Engaging Citizens in Deliberative Assemblies and Presenting their Proposals in the Brussels’ Parliament, Belgium
  • Il fera beau demain – Mouvement positif (Tomorrow will be Sunny – Positive Movement), Belgium
  • JoinPolitics: empowering more talent to join politics and incubate innovative approaches for party politics, Germany
  • Online Voting in the Hungarian Opposition Primaries, Hungary
  • Podemos Participation System, Spain
  • Policy Sprint: fostering cross-party collaboration for effective political solutions, Switzerland
  • Primarie Siciliane del Campo Progressista (Progressive Primaries in Sicily), Italy


Reserve your ticket now, as we will be fully booked.
If you have any questions please contact us at office@innovationinpolitics.eu

Free entry is for:
  • Finalists of the Innovation in Politics Awards and companions (all years)
  • Government representatives, public officials, politicians and their staff
  • Party managers and NGO representatives
  • Media, academia and students
  • Philanthropic foundations
This ticket category is for:
  • Representatives of companies


The Palace of Culture and Science in Warsaw is the venue for this year’s Innovation in Politics Awards.

The palace is one of the most recognisable landmarks in the beautiful city of Warsaw. Standing (very) tall since 1955, the building was gifted to Poland by the Soviet Union. Today, the palace symbolises Poland’s rich and complex history and we are excited to be able to host this year’s Innovation in Politics Awards in this historical venue.

If you travel to Warsaw by train, your best option is to arrive at Warszawa Centralna. From there, you can walk to the venue within a few minutes.

If you arrive elsewhere, you can take the metro line M2 to the station Centrum, which is located right next to the venue.

If you fly to Warsaw, you will arrive at the Chopin Airport. From there, you have several options to get to the Palace of Culture and Science. You can take a taxi or public transportation. The bus line 175 will take you close to Warszawa Centralna, from where you can walk to the venue. The train line S3 also goes directly from the airport to the central train station.

If you are coming to Poland with a car, you can either leave your car at the accommodation and use public transportation, or park directly at the Palace of Culture and Science. The parking garage at the venue is available 24/7, but charges up to 25 euros for 24 hours of parking.  

If you want to take a taxi, you can flag down one of the many taxis that are located around the Chopin Airport or the Warsaw city centre. Alternatively, you can call a taxi company to book a ride. The popular company Warsaw Taxi can be reached under this phone number: +48 60 119 1919

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