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Decidim is a digital platform
for citizen participation

It’s a free/libre and open-source web-based software, maintained by an extense and active community. 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...
For technologists
Installing Decidim

You can install it yourself or find someone to help you with tech support.

For organizations
The right tool for you

For big or small organisations, discover how Decidim can cater to your needs.

For governments
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.

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Participatory texts
Conference
Surveys
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Participatory processes
Participatory texts
Conference
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Participatory processes
Participatory texts
Conference
Surveys
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Participatory processes
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Assemblies
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Assemblies
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Backed by technology, democracy and experience

European Commission
European Commission

The digital platform was launched on 19 April 2021 and was open to contributions until 9 of May 2022. During this...

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Code for Japan
Code for Japan

Decidim provides customize-friendly architecture so that we can adapt it to our domestic situation.

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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.

FAQs
What is Decidim?

Decidim is a Free Open-Source participatory democracy platform for cities and organizations. But Decidim is more than a digital platform: it’s a common's free and open project and infrastructure involving code, documentation, design, training courses, a legal framework, collaborative interfaces, user and facilitation communities, and a common vision.

What can a Decidim administrator do?

Easily configure participatory processes Do you want to make a strategic plan? Or discuss new regulations? Or discuss a new square or a public building to achieve the common good? Thanks to Decidim you will be able to configure participation spaces (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).

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.

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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