Portraits of Pioneers

In this area we will put together materials providing insights into and inspiration from the thinking and practices of groups and organizations that are already breaking new ground in politics in Europe.

For an example see Harald Schellander’s project on Round Tables in Austria that has emerged as part of the LiFT Politics project.

Among these pioneers are very few political parties that are hearing the demand for new relationships with members and citizens, to allow a more engaged and energised politics. In fact, most pioneers we have studied, are operating at the edges of the current political system.

As part of this work, we are consecutively posting interviews with such pioneers here, both in written and audio/audiovisual form, in English and German languages.

Some of these interviews are already available as video or audio broadcasts, mostly on our Youtube channel “Pioneers of Politics”. The first videos on the channel have been conducted in German, with pioneers from German speaking countries. English language interviews are about to be launched on our POP international playlist.

Furthermore, here is a preview of a LiFT interview by Indra Adnan (IFIS and A/UK) with Simon Anholt, the creator of the “Good Country Index” (in English).