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
City of Helsinki
We evaluated seven different kinds of participatory budgeting options to find the right platform to support...Read the case study
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
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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.
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.
Thanks to Decidim, in Barcelona we have managed to co-produce a strategic city plan together with the citizens. In 2016 we inaugurated the Municipal Action Plan in the form of a participatory process through Decidim Barcelona. Currently, this plan includes almost 7 thousand citizen proposals. One of the advantages of using this platform is that you can monitor at all times the state of implementation of the approved proposals.
I want to fund the project. How can I proceed?
Yes you can! Decidim is a non profit project and for the moment it depends completely on funding. Please find all details to fund the project at OpenCollective
How can I get more information about the Decidim Association?
In the general assembly of the Decidim Association you can find more info abous us, follow the activity of the meetings and check relevant information (statutes, legal agreements, the internal regulations)
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.
How can I become a member of the Decidim Association?
Now the people involved in the project can be partners. Here we explain in detail how you have to do it