Disenchanted with politics?

New ways in politics are emerging everywhere in Europe. That’s why we’ve created this constantly growing website with the most exciting new models.

Why do we need new models?

Why do we need new models?

The emerging models are an expression of human evolution in the 21st Century. We currently see the limits of our traditional ways in politics. Old systems have started crumbling to give way to new ones such as those you’ll discover here.

The New ModelsCommon Themes

Common Themes

The new political models are amazingly diverse. You find them throughout Europe and beyond. There is a colourful range of imaginative approaches.

They do have one important thing in common though:

Their beliefs about HOW we ought to best run our communities and countries. Alternative beliefs then lead to new alternative practices.

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Latest Models

FROME – where citizens run their town themselves

FROME – where citizens run their town themselves

Learn from this smart way of local governance how you can make politics relevant, effective and fun in your town.
Portugal – The World’s first National Participatory Budget

Portugal – The World’s first National Participatory Budget

The world’s first national experiment in which citizens have a say in national spending - A general national participatory budget, one for Youths and one for-

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Inspiration

The People – Can Knowledge become Power?

When citizens come together, collect and assemble expertise and express their informed opinions.

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After spending 23 years as a senior staff member at the European Parliament, Elke Esders now works with social innovators throughout Europe at the local, regional, national and international levels and offers coaching and group facilitation primarily to the public sector – International organisations, NGOs, administrations etc.

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