A participatory process is a sequence of participatory activities (e.g. first filling out a survey, then making proposals, discussing them in face-to-face or virtual meetings, and finally prioritizing them) with the aim of defining and making a decision on a specific topic.
Examples of participatory processes are: a process of electing committee members (where candidatures are first presented, then debated and finally a candidacy is chosen), participatory budgets (where proposals are made, valued economically and voted on with the money available), a strategic planning process, the collaborative drafting of a regulation or norm, the design of an urban space or the production of a public policy plan.
Welcome to our Decidim community!
Our goal is generate a community interested in playing, innovating, and co-creating with digital democratic participatory processes. In a time when the majority of digital platforms are owned by giant companies and democratic processes seemed to be stunted by out dated methods and ideas; we here shake things up with digital tools 📡📱 and more transparency🔍.
The reality is that not many tools exist to create a more transparent and democratic participatory process online. But unlike other online platforms like consul there are a lot more features to play with and at Platoniq are creating even more possibilities, features, and components to make the platform even more accessible and ready for a variety of contexts.
Moreover Decidim was created by the Ayuntamiento of Barcelona and is open source unlike facbook, twitter, or slack it's not owned by a giant private corporation.
What's happening here?
In this process we're creating a community to generate knowledge, play with the platform, debate ideas, and propose new solutions and concepts to create a more usable and holistic online tool for participatory processes whether it's for municipalities, organizations, collectives etc.
Because we believe that you, whether you see yourself as a participant or administrator hold the keys to collaborating to build a better world. Your experience, know-how, and questions are invaluable resources for building, creating, and innovating.