First steps with Decidim
Decidim is a digital platform
for citizen participation
You can install it yourself or find someone to help you with tech support.
The right tool for you
For big or small organisations, discover how Decidim can cater to your needs.
Decidim in your city
If your city is thinking of deploying participatory policies, find out how you can convince them to do it.
Is Decidim the right tool for you?
Decidim’s flexible features are designed to serve both small and large collectives, public and private organisations, with hundreds or thousands of potential users.Explore all features
Backed by technology, democracy and experience
Code for Japan
Decidim provides customize-friendly architecture so that we can adapt it to our domestic situation.Read the case study
We evaluated seven different kinds of participatory budgeting options to find the right platform to support...Read the case study
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Who’s behind the platform?
Metadecidim is the community that collaborates in the design of the platform and the development of the project. Together we design and create new features and report bugs for continuous improvement of the platform.
The Decidim Free Software Association is a democratic association for the governance of the Decidim community.
La plataforma digital Decide Mèrida va ser una oportunitat que va obrir com mai els mecanismes de participació ciutadana per a l'elaboració del Pla Municipal de Desenvolupament de Mèrida 2018-2021. Vam tenir més de 3 mil interaccions ciutadanes entre propostes, comentaris, suggeriments i suports que van donar lloc al major consens possible sobre què és el millor per a la nostra ciutat. Sens dubte, la plataforma Decide Mèrida continuarà sent la nostra aliada per a fer de Mèrida una societat cada dia més participativa.
Els principis democràtics com la rendició de comptes, la igualtat i la transparència estan en el centre del disseny. Decidim és està construït tenint al cap la democràcia, és el seu gran focus.
With the implementation of Decidim in Som Energia we have generated a kinder space for participation. We released the tool in 2018, hosting the General Assembly of the Cooperative and months later we debated the Image Redesign and collaborative development of the School of Som Energia, among other participatory processes. In a few months, more than 3,500 participant people have registered, 5 participatory processes, 3 assemblies operating and more than 1,300 votes in the last General Assembly vote.
Is there any tutorial to start setting it up?
You can check the latest version of our admin manual in the Documentation section.
We want to make a formal collaboration agreement. Are there any templates we can use?
Yes, we have templates to formalize collaboration agreements. Please contact us.
What does it mean that Decidim is for free, "libre" and open source?
Decidim is a platform for citizen participation made by the people and for people. Its source code is open and can be inspected, modified, and enhanced by anyone. The Decidim software is covered by the AGPL license. That means that you can use it, modify it and redistribute derived versions of it as long as you respect the AGPL license.
I have ideas for new improvement features. I want to have a better understanding of the project. What can I do?
You can collaborate in multiple ways. One of them is through the Metadecidim community. If you want to propose new features, go here. If you have detected errors and want to notify them, go to this process. If you want to actively participate in the Metadecidim community, you can attend Community Meetings. Register as a participant of the community and participate with us. If your thing is the code, come to Github. If you are a researcher, you might be interested in coming to the LAB Metadecidim Seminars.