Resources

Are you looking to implement a digital participation project? From case-studies to practical guides, here are all the resources you need to get started with citizen engagement.

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Our guides

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An introduction to participatory budgeting

Did you know participatory budgets could increase trust in governments and bring more support for policy-decisions?
Our guide has been written for cities and municipalities who want to involve citizens in budgeting decisions. It features practical tips, successful case-studies and a step-by-step guide to implementing a participatory budget locally.

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Measuring Impact in Civic Tech

Citizen participation platforms aim to improve intangible metrics such as trust, citizen engagement and democratic dialogue. How can these be accurately measured, and why is demonstrating impact so important? This guide looks at practical measures of impact, with a special focus on citizen participation platforms.

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The e-inclusion guide

We like to think that digital reaches everyone, but what if you're missing out on some groups? Here are key principles to follow when setting a digital participation project to ensure that your platform is as inclusive and representative as possible.

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E-BOOK

The guide to digital participation

Our free 40-page handbook has been written by our experts to help cities and municipalities get started with online participation.
It features best practices of digital democracy, and a step by guide guide to setting up participation processes.

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The e-participation canvas

When setting up citizen participation projects, internal organisation is key.
Our participation experts have designed an e-participation canvas for cities and governments launching citizen participation platforms. This one-pager will help you clearly set goals, agree on deadlines and attribute tasks for each stakeholder.

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The essential communication guide
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Launching your citizen participation platform

Once a digital participation platform is launched, the main challenge is to make sure it's visible and used by citizens. Here's our guide to successfully launching your platform and with a limited budget, focusing on 4 key channels.

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Our case studies

Some articles from our blog

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One tool, multiple possibilities: three examples of participatory budgets

These past few months, participatory budgets have been the talk of the town(s). It would however be a mistake to disregard them as a fad – they’re in fact powerful tools used to make public governance more accessible and transparent ...

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Chosing the right participation method

Survey, idea gathering, participatory budget… when launching a citizen participation project, there are many options to choose from. A survey will yield different answers and reach different audiences than a straightforward vote or a participatory budget – it’s therefore crucial to pick the option that’s ..

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4 reasons why digital participation is easier than you think

If you’re reading this post, chances are you’re probably already convinced that citizen participation is a good thing. However, what you might not be so convinced about is that it can be done without a huge amount of resources. And yet, it's true! ...

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Idea Sourcing to Solve Housing Crisis in Vancouver: A Case Study

In tackling the challenges of affordable housing, the Canadian city of Vancouver put the decision-making power where it belongs: with its people. The 2,530,746 Vancouverites were encouraged to share their ideas on...

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What’s the difference between Civic tech and Gov tech?

Although many amongst us use the term interchangeably, there are important differences between both. This article sheds a light upon the existing confusion there is between Civic Tech and GovTech. Time to demystify the differences!

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The barriers for citizen participation: why aren’t cities doing ‘more’?

Our cities are becoming increasingly more technological in nature, but somehow, digital participation isn’t always growing accordingly. What are the main barriers to citizen participation?

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10 Must-Read Books about Digital Democracy

As winter’s coming, you might find some more time to grab a book and learn about our democracies in the digital age. We have curated our favourite list of recently released books exploring how the Internet...

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27th September 2019
2pm, PST

Discover how to engage your citizens

Citizens voted and commented on 4 different designs for the future town square. The data reports made the council understand the various arguments amongst the population.

27th September 2019
2pm, PST

Discover how to engage your citizens

Citizens voted and commented on 4 different designs for the future town square. The data reports made the council understand the various arguments amongst the population.

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