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.
Mit der Implementierung von Decidim in Som Energia haben wir einen freundlicheren Raum für Partizipation geschaffen. Wir haben das Tool 2018 freigegeben als Gastgeber der Generalversammlung der Genossenschaft und Monate später diskutierten wir das Image Redesign und die gemeinsame Entwicklung der Schule von Som Energia, unter anderen partizipatorischen Prozessen. In wenigen Monaten haben sich mehr als 3.500 Teilnehmer registriert, 5 Beteiligungsprozesse, Bei der letzten Generalversammlung stimmten 3 Versammlungen und mehr als 1.300 Stimmen.
We suffer under a lack of public space. It's particularly important that we reclaim these public spaces for us. Open platforms such as Decidim do exactly that. Is not only that is open source so other people can fork it, reuse it and build a process. It also has these values that we want to reflect in our society encoded in the way it's designed.
The process started in October 2019 at the European Commission’s DG Communication and eDemocracy unit at the Joint Research Centre, the European Commission's science and knowledge service. An analysis of the needs of the Conference and which tools fit those, lead to choosing the open source tool Decidim for its technical maturity, broad community and adaptability.
Häufig gestellte Fragen
Do you have a Demo? I want to use Decidim now, without installing it, to see how it works.
Yes, we have an online demo.
Who is currently using Decidim?
It is currently used by cities and organizations worldwide. In fact, any group of people can use it, whether it is an NGO, university, trade union, cooperative, neighbourhood association, etc. Check the complete list of currently active instances.
What do I need to install Decidim?
Installing Decidim is easy but you need some knowledge and technical requirements. See the documentation for installing Decidim.
What kind of members you accept into the Metadecidim community?
Anybody who has good faith and a correct attitude towards democratic collaboration.