Uutinen | 6.5.2019

Innovation in Politics Awards for the first time in Finland

Innovation and Politics Awards, which promotes European values ​​and democracy, will be held for the first time in Finland this year. The competition is run by The Innovation in Politics Institute and its Finnish representative is Mailand Communications.

The Innovation in Politics Institute is a privately funded organization operating in 14 European countries. Its country-specific representatives are political and communications experts, such as think tanks, universities, research institutes and communications agencies. Mailand Communications has joined the network as the Finnish representative on 1 January, 2019.

The Innovation in Politics Awards will be awarded in eight categories: Quality of Life, Freedom, Welfare, Ecology, Education, Democracy, Human Rights and Community. The award-winning projects must be groundbreaking and innovative. In addition, jurors assess how the projects strengthen unity and trust in society, engage people, and are sustainable and financially viable.

The submission deadline is 15.7. The winners will be awarded in Berlin on 4 December, 2019.

Participants may either submit their own projects, submit someone else’s project or apply to be a juror.

– Our goal is that in the 2019 Innovation in Politics Awards a representative number of Finnish participants will be seen as both competitors and jurors. Representing the competition in Finland is very natural for Mailand, because we have always spoken for a democratic society and European values, says Alpo Räinä, Managing Director of Mailand Communications.


Further information:

Alpo Räinä, Managing Director, Mailand Communications, Tel. +358 40 5670212, alpo.raina@mailand.fi

Edward Strasser, Managing Director, Innovation in Politics Institute, rz@innovationinpolitics.eu

The Innovation in Politics Institute promotes democracy and European values. The underlying donors include Kahane Foundation, B&C PrivatStiftung, City of Vienna and Industrieverein (Federation of Austrian Industies). Innovation in Politics Awards is an annual competition to reward the best political projects and programs in Europe.