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
The digital platform was launched on 19 April 2021 and was open to contributions until 9 of May 2022. During this...Read the case study
Code for Japan
Decidim provides customize-friendly architecture so that we can adapt it to our domestic situation.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.
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.
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.
Gracias a Decidim, hemos conseguido en Barcelona coproducir un plan estratégico de ciudad conjuntamente con la ciudadanía. En el 2016 inauguramos el Plan de Acción Municipal en forma de proceso participativo a través de Decidim Barcelona. Actualmente dicho plan recoge casi 7 mil propuestas ciudadanas. Una de las ventajas de utilizar esta plataforma es que puedes seguir en todo momento el estado de implementación de las propuestas aceptadas.
Preguntas más frecuentes
What kind of members you accept into the Metadecidim community?
Anybody who has good faith and a correct attitude towards democratic collaboration.
I have many doubts, of all kinds...where can I ask them or solve them?
The best way to solve your doubts quickly is through the Metadecidim community. Enter now in the process Support Forum and see if your question exists or if it has been answered and otherwise enter to ask questions. If you can't resolve your problem in this space, maybe it's time to contact us through the contact form.
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 is the Decidim Association?
The "Asociacion de Software Libre Decidim" (The Decidim Free Software Association) is a democratic association for the governance of the Decidim community. It was founded on February 16, 2019 in an extraordinary assembly of the community, with the approval of the organization statutes.