A platform designed to bring together and support the many different citizen groups working to improve Athens.
Making Online Participation Local
A local government in Belgium gives young people a voice to ensure their inclusion within policy structures, through a combination of digital participation and location-oriented work.
A movement and political party is established to revive democracy and foster a new political culture of outside-the-box thinking, in order to overcome ideological constraints.
Collaborative and Transparent Drafting of the Digital Republic Bill
New ways of lawmaking in France allow citizens to take part in the digital drafting of a bill, which eventually gets adopted unanimously both by the National Assembly and the Senate.
Citizens Round Tables / Urban Walks
Once a year, participative democracy takes place through discussing locally relevant issues with the officials over a cup of coffee or on the go, with the results being published on the town’s website.
Podkarpacka’s Council of Women
A council of women is set up to empower women to partake in political life, create a network of activists, and diagnose social problems.
Ferla Agorà – Ideas Square
Citizens take part in the democratic process and the governance of their town by meeting on the main square to discuss and vote on current issues.
Spilamberto and Us: Active Citizens for the Common Good
A Municipality offers several cooperations with citizens, such as gardening and maintaining public spaces, to create a more connected way of living in Spilamberto.
Kalkbreite – Connected Living
A housing cooperative in the heart of Zurich, Switzerland, aims to overcome the negative effects of gentrification with participation tools at every level and a deliberately chosen, diverse mix of residents.
Essen Packt An! Collaboration Through Social Media
This project started when the citizens of Essen wanted to help each other after a severe storm in 2014, with the initiative becoming a firmly established organisation and an example of how to efficiently organise in the age of social media.
Improving Educational Structures with Civocracy
Civocracy is an online platform that was created to enable the community to actively contribute to local educational reforms, resulting in six major structural changes.
My School, My Vote!
Almost 4000 students participate and design proposals for projects that benefit the larger community, and get put into practice with the help of teachers and local NGOs.
Talking to Each Other! Citizens’ Workshop
Workshops revitalise the political discourse, starting a direct conversation between citizens and government officials about visions for, and shortcomings within, the region.
Parliament & Citizens
Using the power of collective intelligence, this association seeks input from ordinary citizens to collaborate with MPs on drafting bills.
The Mayor Delivered to Your House
This is the opportunity to invite the Mayor into your living room to discuss citizens’ feedback and to better understand the City’s policies.
The Open Political Laboratory – GLP LAB
The Laboratory experiments with modern ideas of collaboration and finds fresh impulses for the Swiss political system, which is based on voluntary participation.
Future of Citizenship: a local forum to promote an active society
A civil forum in the town of Dobrich mobilises the local society and professionals with a connection to the city, to create and develop beneficial projects.
Protection for Freelance Workers
Pioneering legislation on workers rights gives freelancers the chance to better negotiate their fees and to be collectively represented by trade unions.
WAFF Education Account
Subsidised education and training courses, with the help of a personal advisor, enable Viennese to secure a fulfilling working life.
Cooperative Council Groningen
Neighbourhood ambassadors and randomly selected citizens work with politicians to build trust between people and politics, connecting participatory and representative sides of democracy.