Decidim

Modules

By using modules you can extend the functionality of Decidim and share it with others.

Official modules

API

Exposes a GraphQL API to programatically interact with the Decidim platform via HTTP.

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Accountability

Adds an accountability section to any participatory space so users can follow along the state of the accepted proposals.

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Admin

Adds an administration dashboard so users can manage their organization and all other entities.

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Assemblies

Assemblies are the permanent Decidim's participatory space. They are always "active" so unlike participatory processes, they have no steps or phases.

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Blogs

This component makes possible to add posts ordered by publication time to spaces.

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Budgets

Adds a participatory budgets system to any participatory space.

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Comments

The Comments module adds the ability to include comments to any resource which can be commentable by users.

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Conferences

This module will be a configurator and generator of Conference pages, understood as a collection of Meetings, with program, inscriptions and categories

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Consultations

This module creates a new space for decidim to host consultations: debates around critical questions and a proxy for eVoting

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Core

The basics of Decidim: users, organizations, etc. This is the only required engine to run Decidim, all the others are optional.

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Debates

The Debates module adds debate to any participatory process. It adds a CRUD engine to the admin and public view scoped inside the participatory process.

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Dev

Aids the local development of Decidim's components.

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Generators

It helps you with generating decidim applications & new components. It provides the decidim executable.

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Initiatives

Initiatives is the place on Decidim's where citizens can promote a civic initiative. Unlike participatory processes that must be created by an administrator, Civic initiatives can be created by any user of the platform.

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Meetings

The Meeting module adds meeting to any participatory space. It adds a CRUD engine to the admin and public view scoped inside the participatory space.

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Pages

The Pages module adds static page capabilities to any participatory space. It basically provides an interface to include arbitrary HTML content to any step.

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Participatory Processes

The main concept of a Decidim installation: participatory processes.

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Proposals

The Proposals module adds one of the main components of Decidim: allows users to contribute to a participatory space by creating proposals.

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Sortitions

This component makes possible to select randomly a number of proposals among a set of proposals (or a category of proposals within a set) maximizing guarantees of randomness and avoiding manipulation of results by the administrator.

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Surveys

Adds the ability for admins to create arbitrary surveys.

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System

This engine adds an administration dashboard so admin can manage a Decidim deploy and its organizations when working in a multi-tenant environment.

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Verifications

Offers several methods for allowing participants to get authorization to perform certain privileged actions. This module implements several of those methods and also offers a way for installation to implement their custom verification methods.

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Community

Accountability simple

Simplifies the user interface of the accountability module for clearer display of the results.

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Action delegator

Provides extended functionalities for cooperatives. Combines a CSV-like verification method with impersonation capabilities that allow users to delegate some actions to others.

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Analytics

Enables tracking through Matomo and adds a tab in the admin panel showing one Matomo dashboard (or more) of your choice.

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Anonymous proposals

Transform proposals component to allow not signed in users creation of proposals. For this the proposals created anonymously will be linked with a special anonymous users group. There is a task to create/update anonymous groups in organizations explained in Installation section.

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Antivirus

A Decidim module to add antivirus checks as validations for Decidim's public file uploads, e.g. for proposals.

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Budgeting pipeline

Improves the budgeting component's voting feature by providing a budgeting pipeline which guides the user through the budgeting process.

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Budgets Enhanced

Enhanced Budget component . Allow assigining a color for each budgets category.

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BudgetsPaperBallots

This module allows an admin to import paper ballots in a participatory budgeting vote. The import process can be repeated as many times as desired, or done at once. It isn't possible to edit a value that was wrongly imported, but it is possible to import a negative number of votes to apply a correction. The number of paper votes for each project can then be seen in the admin panel and the aggregated number of votes for each project (both paper and online) can be seen on the frontend. These values are also made available in the various data exports (from the admin panel, the open data and the API).

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Calendar (PokeCode)

This Decidim module enable a multitenant global calendar for Consultations, Debates, External Events, Meetings and Participatory Processes. Giving a snapshot of all current activities in a calendar view form. Maintained by PokeCode.

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Calendar (aLabs)

This Decidim module enable a multitenant global calendar for Consultations, Debates, External Events, Meetings and Participatory Processes. Giving a snapshot of all current activities in a calendar view form. Maintained by aLabs.

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Calendar (luizsanches)

This Decidim module enable a multitenant global calendar for Consultations, Debates, External Events, Meetings and Participatory Processes. Giving a snapshot of all current activities in a calendar view form. Maintained by Luiz Sanches.

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Castings

Cast a committee composition based on the list of people

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Challenges

Articulates the collective action of diverse actors in order to address common and shared challenges and the problems that derive from them across the territory.

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Combined Budgeting

A Decidim module that makes it possible to combine the budget voting from different components to a single combined voting process to streamline the voting process. This will also hide all other parts of the participatory space page except for the voting feature itself to make it easier to understand for the users.

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Comparative Stats

This module works by connecting to several Decidim API's. Just go to your your-decidim-installation.org/admin/comparative_stats and add endpoints to compare. For instance, Decidim Barcelona endpoint is https://www.decidim.barcelona/api

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Comparative stats

Allows to compare different Decidim sites by accessing their GraphQL API and generate graphs.

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Cookies

Provide a cookies banner using Orejime (empreinte-digitale/orejime).

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DataViz (PAM)

The Dataviz module adds the PAM data visualizations to any participatory process but it is intended to be used just for the PAM participatory process.

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Decidim Awesome

Usability and UX tweaks for Decidim. This plugin allows the administrators to expand the possibilities of Decidim beyond some existing limitations. All tweaks are provided in a optional fashion with granular permissions that let the administrator to choose exactly where to apply those mods. Some tweaks can be applied to any assembly, other in an specific participatory process or even in type of component only.

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Department Admin

This module produces a new "department admin" role which allows a User to administer the ParticipatorySpaces of a given Area.

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Enhanced textwork

The EnhancedTextwork module allows users to contribute to participatory textwork. They can support text-paragraphs, amend them, comment on them and discuss among each other. This module is based on decidim-proposals and was developed to improve the existing participatory_texts functionality to better suit specific needs for participatory textwork.

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Favorites

Provides the possibility to add any objects (proposals, plans, projects, results, etc.) to user's personal favorites. This is a technical module that adds this ability to Decidim but the favorites functionality needs to be manually added to the individual models and the favorite buttons need to be added to the views.

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Feedback

Provides the possibility to attach feedback modals to any section of the site and attach the feedbacks to specific objects on the site. This is a technical module that adds this ability to Decidim but the feedback functionality needs to be manually added and configured to the individual views in order to use it.

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Homepage interactive map

Displays an interactive map on homepage.

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Initiatives No Signature Allowed

Allow a user to create an initiative that do not collect signatures.

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Jitsi Meetings

Allows to deploy public or private videoconference rooms of any jitsi server in participative processes and assemblies.

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Liquid voting

Integrates decidim with liquidvoting.io.

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Navbar Links

NavbarLinks adds a custom link to your decidim menu.

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Navigation Maps

Allows to map processes to image parts using maps.

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Petitions

Add functionality to work with DECODE petitions. To use this module you need to have at least running Credentials Issuer API and Petition API from DECODE project. The user needs to have the DECODE mobile application.

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Plans

A Decidim module that provides a new component that can be added to any participatory space in Decidim. The component allows users to write plans together that link to specific proposals. Further on these plans can be converted to budgeting projects once the process moves to budgeting.

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Pol.is

This module adds an iframe to embed a pol.is conversation.

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Process groups content block

Adds a process groups content block to your Decidim instance to be used on the home page of the app.

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Question captcha

Question based captcha for Decidim.

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Simple proposal

Provides a simplified proposal creation. This module overrides core functionality of decidim-proposals and can cause unexpected side effects!

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Tags

Provides the possibility to add tags to any records, e.g. proposals, users, results, etc. This is a technical module that adds this ability to Decidim but the tags functionality needs to be manually added to the individual models, the tags input needs to be added to the editing views and the tags display needs to be added to the record views. This module provides you all the tools to add these elements to the user interface.

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Term Customizer

A Decidim module to customize the localized terms in the system. The module allows administrators to add "translation sets" through the admin panel which contain customized terms for any module in the system. These sets can be applied against different scopes within the system, e.g. the whole system, participatory space scope (e.g. all participatory processes or a specific participatory process) or a specific component within a participatory space.

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Time tracker

Allows to track time dedicated by volunteers doing any arbitrary task.

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URL Aliases

Allow admins to create url aliases for resources within a Decidim::ParticipatorySpace. The module is based on the Redirector gem and creates an interface for admins to manage redirect rules. Redirect rules have two parts: the source defines how to match the incoming request path and the destination is where to send the visitor if the match is made.

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Authorization

API auth

Add JWT token based API authentication possibility to Decidim. The API authentication module provides a new endpoint for API authentication and a method to check for an active authentication token header for each request.

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Access Codes

Provides a new verification method that allows system administrators to define new verification workflows where the admins can provide access to specific users by sending them an access code. This module does not itself register any verification workflows because these access code workflows are generally specific to the system in question. For example, if the admins want to provide access only for specific users to add new proposals in a specific participatory space, they can define a new workflow for that.

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Age Action Authorization

A Decidim based action authorization to check user's age inside actions. The Decidim Default Action Authorizer only allows comparing items that are equal to an expected value. This authorization checks a metadata field named birthday in the AuthorizationHandler used and compares the value against a minimum age defined in the provided JSON for the action authorizer. The JSON field is named edad.

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Central Authentication Service (CAS)

Integration of CAS login and verification.

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Custom CSV Census

Allow uploading a CSV file to perform verifications against data that can be configured at installation level. It is inspired in Decidim File Authorization Handler gem and based on the Decidim::Verifications module.

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Direct Verifications

A Decidim that provides a verification method called Direct verification. Works only on the admin side, final users do not intervene in the verification process.

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Donations

A plugin to allow donations and verify users with them. Currently supports PayPal Express Checkout but more payment methods can be easily added.

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Extra User Fields

Allows to collect and manage some extra user fields on registration and profile edition.

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File Authorization Handler

Allows admin users to upload a CSV file containing Document IDs and birthdates to a given organization. This information is used by a Decidim authorization handler to authorize real users.

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IdCat mòbil

User registration, login and verification through IdCat mòbil, an authentication method that uses OAuth 2.0 protocol. IdCat mòbil is an identity validator from VÀLid (Validador d'Identitats del Consorci AOC).

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LDAP

A decidim package to provide user authentication via LDAP. Once is active for an organization, it is imposible to signup. Adds a new tab in the Decidim System admin panel that allows to create LDAP configurations for every organization. Different config parameters can be configured for every organization.

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MPASSId

A Decidim module to add MPASSid authentication to Decidim as a way to authenticate and authorize the users.

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MS Active Directory (AD)

Add Microsoft Active Directory (AD) authentication to Decidim as a way to authenticate and authorize the users.

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Suomi.fi

A Decidim module to add Suomi.fi strong authentication to Decidim as a way to authenticate and authorize the users.

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Verifications Omniauth

Add two new options for the verifications workflow: CSAM which is the official Identity Providers (IDP) from the Belgian Government and SAML for generic integration with external Identity Providers (IDP)

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FAQs
How often is the platform updated?

We release a new version approximately every month. See the record of versions.

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 does it mean that Decidim is for free, "libre" and open source?

Decidim is a platform for citizen participation made by the people and for people. Its source code is open and can be inspected, modified, and enhanced by anyone. The Decidim software is covered by the AGPL license. That means that you can use it, modify it and redistribute derived versions of it as long as you respect the AGPL license.

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.

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