Become a CitizenLab Value Added Partner

Join our growing global network of community changemakers and democracy champions.

CitizenLab offers individuals and organizations the opportunity to be part of a growing, trusted network of partners on a mission to strengthen digital democracy, invigorate community engagement, and help governments around the world make better decisions.

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Value Added Partners: our flagship program


We work with experienced individuals who share the vision of building and contributing to better democractic practice in their country and who can champion, market, and sell CitizenLab’s platform to local governments and other relevant stakeholders.

You’d be a great Value Added Partner if you:

  • Have a network of contacts and/or current clients in the public sector;
  • Share Citizenlab’s values and mission (learn more);
  • Have experience with, or good knowledge of, community engagement processes;
  • Are a small organization, an affiliated group of contractors/freelancers, or an individual;
  • Have previous experience working with online platforms and tools (preferable, but not essential).

Work with a leading Civic Tech organization and our top-tier engagement platform.

Some of our accomplishments include:
8
AWARDS
including Best Social Impact Startup of Europe and the World Summit Award for Government and Citizen Participation.
300+
GOVERNMENTS
of all sizes have worked with us and are now part of a fast-growing network of forward-thinking governments across 18 countries.
2,500+
PROJECTS
across all policy domains: from urban planning and climate action to mobility and participatory budgeting.
750,000+
COMMUNITY MEMBERS ACTIVATED
to shape the future of their communities by engaging in their local democracies.

The benefits

Strengthen democracy

Share our mission of championing democracy and collaborate with an organization whose mission and vision you can be proud of putting your name alongside.

Revenue sharing

We operate progressive and generous revenue sharing, as we grow our client network together. Our goal is always to establish long-term and mutually beneficial partnerships.

Training and support

We invest in our partners via training, knowledge building resources, and technical support. Partners are part of our team.

Marketing opportunity and presence

We build the CitizenLab brand and presence together, and provide essential marketing support and guidance to our Partners.

How we approach recruitment

Our average, our recruitment process takes 3 weeks and consists of the following steps:

1
Application

Get in touch and share information about yourself, your work and what interests you about CitizenLab.

2
Introductory conversation

We'll arrange an introductory to assess strategic alignment and approach to entering your market with CitizenLab

3
Market presentation

We'll go through the market approach and strategy in more detail, and you'll have a chance to show us your take on a practical approach to entering the market.

4
Offer & onboarding

We make an offer and send you a contract to start shaping digital democracy together.

Our network of trusted partners

Meet our partners!

Picture of Pablo, our Partner in Chile

Pablo is a lawyer with a passion for designing collective solutions to development challenges, to achieve dignity, justice, and well-being for all.

He has been working on social projects for over 15 years, and has supported indigenous groups, vulnerable young people, informal settlements and other marginalized groups. While working on participatory projects, Pablo realized that the technology in this area was outdated and processes weren’t transparent and harder to track.

He joined forces with Magdalena to develop a tool to streamline citizen participation. They named it “adengun”, which means “a meeting of roads” in the indigenous Mapuche language. Soon after doing the necessary research, they discovered CitizenLab and are now our longest standing partners!

Pablo Valenzuela
Partner Chile

Picture of Soren, our Partner in Denmark

Søren has been CitizenLab’s sole partner in Denmark since September 2019, handling both marketing, sales and GovSuccess. After 2 ½ years of close collaboration, he has so far implemented CitizenLab’s digital citizen engagement platform in 25 municipalities and public organizations, as well as a few municipalities in Norway and Greenland.

Before joining CitizenLab Søren worked as management consultant for 15 years, including 3 years as Country Manager, in Denmark, for 'La Ruche qui dit Oui'.

He has also acted as a CEO for a seed venture company and technology incubator owned by The Danish Technological Institute, who invested public and private money to promising startups.

Søren Kielgast
Partner Denmark

Picture of Magdalena, our Partner in Chile

Magdalena is an architect and urban planner (PUC de Chile) and holds an MSc in Development, Planning, and Administration (The Bartlett, UCL UK).

She has worked in: public and private organizations, including NGOs and universities; on projects and studies of infrastructure, neighborhood improvement, social housing, post-disaster reconstruction, and citizen participation. These experiences helped her participate in new urban challenges in Chile.

Since 2017, she has focused on the inclusive integration of the migrant population, working as a consultant for Acnur, and inclusion from a democratic perspective.

Magdalena is a partner of Territorio Común, a representative of CitizenLab in Chile and Latin America, encouraging governments to innovate and develop new inclusive public policies.

Magdalena Gatica Montero
Partner Chile & Latin America

Picture of Goran, our Partner in Serbia

Goran is Director of Project Development at Headmade – an independent agency specialized in providing services in the area of strategic communications. Headmade conducts its business operations from the Republic of Serbia, and is also present in the markets of Croatia, Bosnia and Herzegovina and Montenegro.

Goran has undertaken research on different online participation methods in urban planning. His Ph.D. thesis „New Horizons in Urban Planning: Internet as participatory space“, highlights the main advantages of blockchain technology as a basis for participatory platforms that create inclusive communities and improve the quality of life in cities and local communities.

Headmade joined CitizenLab as a partner because the whole team recognized the sincere devotion to the improvement of democracy and quality of life in local communities. In addition, the innovation as one of the core principles of CitizenLab, along with the powerful platform which is constantly evolving, is a clear signal that the company creates the foundation for a better future for all society.

Goran
Partner Serbia

Picture of Artur, our Partner in Poland

Artur is paving the way for digital engagement in Poland and CitizenLab’s platform provides an opportunity to strengthen local democracies.

Before partnering with CitizenLab, Artur spent most of my time on development cooperation and programming. With colleagues, Artur created
Eastbook.eu, a project which aimed to spread democratic values by moderating dialogue between EU member states and Eastern Partnership countries. 

Artur relishes being part of the passionate CitizenLab team, who have already spent over half a decade on improving engagement and participation in local democracies. Moreover, he’s excited to join the Polish community of experts and activists working hard on Polish  engagement and participation culture for the last three decades

Artur Kacprzak
Partner Poland