Decidim

Features

For democratic organizations and collectives of any size and kind.

You can use Decidim in a public or private organisation, with hundreds or thousands of potential participants, such as a city council, an association, a university, an NGO, a trade union, a neighbourhood association or a cooperative...

Thanks to Decidim you will be able to configure spaces for participation (initiatives, assemblies, processes or consultations) and enrich them through the multiple available components (face-to-face meetings, surveys, proposals, voting, follow-up of results, comments and many more).

Spaces for participation

Participatory processes

Participatory processes To democratize common issues, step by step

Processes is a space that allows to create, activate/deactivate, and manage various participatory processes. These are distinguished from other spaces by being structured in different phases within which all of the components can be incorporated. Examples of participatory processes are: an election process for members of a committee, participatory budgeting, a strategic planning process, the collaborative writing of a regulation or norm, the design of an urban space or the production of a public policy plan.

Assemblies

Assemblies The power of collective self-organization

Makes it possible to set up decision-making bodies or groups (councils, working groups, commissions, etc.) that meet regularly, detailing their composition, listing and geolocating their meetings. It allows participation in them, for example, attending in person or online, adding issues to the agenda, or commenting on the proposals and decisions taken by that body.

Votings

Votings The right to decide with all democratic guarantees

Makes it possible to coordinate referendums, trigger discussions and debates, get voting results published and connect to a secure e-voting system.

Initiatives

Initiatives Setting everyone's agenda, within everyone's reach

Participants can create collaborative initiatives, define their path and goals, gather endorsements, discuss, debate and disseminate initiatives, set meeting points where signatures can be collected from attendees or debates open to other members of the organisation.

Components

Proposals

Your ideas in detail

Create a proposal using a creation wizard, compare it with the existing ones, publish it on the platform and include additional information such as geolocation or attached documents and images. This component also allows you to navigate, filter and interact with a set of proposals. In addition, with the proposal-incubator you can create collaborative proposals.

Voting

Decide your choice

Offers organisations the possibility of activating different voting or support systems around proposals: unlimited, limited to a given threshold, weighted, cost-based, etc. Backed by secure and encrypted e-voting technology.

Results

No proposal without an answer

Turn proposals into results and give official responses concerning their acceptance or rejection, merging various proposals into a single result.

Accountability

End-to-end transparency

It offers the possibility to subdivide results into projects, to define and apply progress states around their implementation, as well as to show the degree of achievement of results grouped by categories and scopes.

Meetings

To meet and not miss anything

The meeting component offers organizations and participants the opportunity to convene meetings, determine their location and time, register and limit attendees, define the structure and content of the meeting as well as publishing the minutes, and the resulting proposals.

Participatory texts

To analyze, synthesize, and build in common

Can be used to convert long text documents into several proposals or results and, vice versa, to compose and display a unified text based on a collection of proposals or results.

Conference

Where big events are premiered

Create a website for a big event. Unify the program by joining up a series predefined meetings (chats, workshops, etc.), and manage attendees.

Surveys

Because the opinion of your community matters

Design and publish surveys. Display and download results.

Sortition

Equality and the justice of randomness

Allows to select a number of proposals (e.g. candidates for a jury) with random, yet reproducible, procedures that guarantees non-biased and uniform distributions.

Comments

Building a collective intelligence

Enables users to add comments, to value them in favour, against or neutral, vote them, answer and receive notifications about responses.

Pages and blogs

Your community, informed and up to date

Create informative pages with rich text formatting, embedded pictures and videos. The blog component makes possible the creation of posts or news, and to navigate them chronologically.

Notifications

Personalised information on interesting content

Decidim enables you to track any space or component so that you can receive updates whenever they happen.

Newsletter

Simple but powerful

Send emails to everyone registered in the platform or to those who participate in a specific space.

Modules

Grow beyond the default components. The Decidim community has developed hundreds of modules to expand the platform beyond the basics and cater to your needs even better.

Explore the modules
FAQs
What kind of members you accept into the Metadecidim community?

Anybody who has good faith and a correct attitude towards democratic collaboration.

Is there any tutorial to start setting it up?

You can check the latest version of our admin manual in the Documentation section.

Do you support institutions?

Yes, but you have to be patient. There are a lot of institutions that want to use Decidim right now and we are helping them step by step. Contact us for any question and we will answer you as soon as possible.

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.

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