Best Practices

It is our privilege to have access to an abundance of proven innovative political projects from all over Europe. The following selection shows how much can be achieved at city level. It may serve as inspiration for what a European Capital of Democracy can contribute to strengthening democracy and improving the wellbeing of its citizens.

Civic Crowdfunding

Cristina Tajani
Councillor for Labour Policies, Economic Development, Commerce and Human Resources, Milan Municipality, Italy

Learn Before You Vote

Judita Akromiene

Open Gdansk

Pawel Adamowicz
former Mayor of Gdansk, Poland

Bonn Participates

Ashok Sridharan
Mayor of Bonn, Germany

The Grand Walk of Athens

Kostas Bakoyannis
Mayor of Athens, Greece

Frankfurt Democracy Convention 2019

Peter Feldmann
Mayor of Frankfurt am Main, Germany

Cooperative Council Groningen

Wieke Paulusma
City Councillor Groningen, Netherlands

Green Budget, Lublin

Krzysztof Zuk
Mayor of Lublin, Poland

Your Vote Your Voice

Seamus Coyle
Councillor and Cathaoirleach in Monaghan County Council, Ireland


Zdeněk Hřib
Mayor of Prague

Werkstadt Junges Wien

Jürgen Czernohorszky
Executive City Councillor for Education, Integration, Youth and Personnel