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Perhaps the core premise of civic tech is that it can improve civic engagement. Whether in concert with formal governmental bodies or independent of them, civic tech promises to help citizens (in the Latin sense, of the city) engage with one another to share power in the pursuit of building just societies.

Recommended reading:

  • A collection of case studies demonstrating where civic tech interventions have resulted in tangible improvements and benefits for governments/public institutions and their citizens
  • The Equitable Community Engagement Toolkit is an excellent collection of guides and resources for equitably engaging communities in order to share power.

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The Collective Intelligence Project

Our mission is to direct technological development towards the collective good.

Talk to Loop

Talk to Loop

The Hague, Netherlands

Loop’s feedback platform is revolutionising accountability in humanitarian aid and development by providing a space for accessible feedback, reliable complaints mechanisms and safe reporting of Sexual Exploitation, Abuse and Harassment (SEAH).

Citibeats

Our artificial intelligence platform covers many of today's most relevant topics: from sustainable cities to citizen security, from migration to climate change & biodiversity, and more.

The People's Money

The People's Money

New York City, NY, USA

NYC's first citywide Mayoral participatory budgeting process, run by the NYC Civic Engagement Commission (CEC) (2022-2023)

The Participation Playbook

The Participation Playbook is an interactive guide to help you successfully advocate for and implement a participatory program for your government or community. It is a tool for people who want to open up government to meaningful and equitable community participation.

Participatory Policymaking

Through participatory policymaking, residents propose, debate, and vote on new policies and policy changes, through online platforms and meetings.

Legislative Theater

In legislative theater, communities, advocates and policymakers work together, to identify, develop, and build support for new legislation.

Colab.re

Colab.re

Brazil (Brasil)

Faça com que os direitos sociais se tornem uma realidade.

Purpoz

Purpoz

France

Purpoz, la plateforme de démocratie participative pour bâtir une société plus pertinente. (Citizen engagement platform by Cap Collectif)

Designing Digital Participatory Budgeting Platforms: Urban Biking Activism in Madrid

Investigating the empirical case of urban biking activists in Madrid, we explore how the design of the digital platform Decide Madrid impacted the collaborative practices involved in digital participatory budgeting. We found that the design of the platform made the interaction competitive, where individuals sought to gain votes for their single proposals, rather than consider the relations across proposals and the larger context of the city decisions, even if the institutional process rewarded collective support.

Civic Voices

With the Civic Voice, you have the power to access, follow through and contribute to bills that matter most to you.

ONTRaC Learning Management System

This is the online learning portal of the Community Solutions Network. Here you can access courses, guides, and additional resources as part of your digital transformation learning journey. Whether you are just embarking on this path or are a seasoned hand, there are courses tailored to your level and interest!

actNOW

actNOW

Africa

A public engagement toolkit that enables a media house or civil society organisation to easily set up channels for engagement.

Smart City-Strategie Berlin

Public engagement around plan to merge digital strategy and smart city strategy in Berlin

CiviCue

CiviCue

Taiwan

CiviCue is a democratic media equipped with blockchain voting and friendly voter authentication to establish shared understanding.

Urbanpinion

Urbanpinion

Eastern Europe

Urbanpinion is a citizen engagement platform that lets city government, community leaders, architects and activists easily set up a landing with an interactive map to collect citizens suggestions, receive analytics based on collected data and make later on right decisions for city development.

Center for Policy Alternatives

The Centre for Policy Alternatives (CPA) was formed in the firm belief that there is an urgent need to strengthen institution and capacity-building for good governance and conflict transformation in Sri Lanka and that non-partisan civil society groups have an important and constructive contribution to make to this process.

La Constitución es Nuestra

Proyecto de evaluación ciudadana del proceso constituyente en Chile

Budget Simulator for Pilot United Territorial Communities

A set of information technology (IT) tools to enable citizens to analyze state budgets, in theory to develop critical thinking to counter politicians’ populist rhetoric on complex economic issues.

Citizen Helpdesk

The Citizen Helpdesks are a pioneering citizen feedback, dialogue and community voice platform to ensure accountability in the development process.

Join Together

Join Together

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

Digital tools for trade unions

Demokratiefabrik

Demokratiefabrik

Switzerland

The Demokratiefabrik is a digital place where citizens meet to discuss various topics together and fabricate defined end products.

Airbnb.org (formerly Disaster Response and Open Homes)

Airbnb.org (formerly Disaster Response and Open Homes)

888 Brannan Street, San Francisco, California

Airbnb encourages hosts to donate their shelter in times of need, and is now spinning the program out as a formal non-profit.

People Powered

People Powered is a global hub for participatory democracy - the direct participation of community members in making the policy decisions that affect their lives.

NYC Civic Engagement Commission Decidim platform

A space to enhance civic participation, promote civic trust, and strengthen democracy in New York City

Column

Column

Miami

Column is the first collaborative public notice platform helping publishers, governments and legal services work together to inform their communities.

inCitu

inCitu

New York, NY

We take planning proposals out of city hall and onto their urban context, seamlessly communicating projects with a large, diverse audience to win community support while crowdsourcing stakeholders' feedback.

Healthier Democracies Case Studies

Public Agenda's Healthier Democracies project studied public engagement systems from 15 locations around the world, and, accordingly, each study has its own report with key learnings and takeaways.

Vocaleyes

Community Voting - Turning Ideas into Action. Vocaleyes is an advanced participation and engagement tool.

Nesta Democracy Pioneers

Nesta Democracy Pioneers

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

Democracy Pioneers is an award for innovations that are experimenting with ways to re-energise civic participation and everyday democracy in the UK.

co:census courses

Get A Certificate in Inclusive Community Engagement

Delib Dialogue

Delib Dialogue

Orchard Street Business Centre, 13-14 Orchard Street, Bristol, BS1 5EH

Dialogue is a digital platform for building consensus via ideas, comments and ratings in a shared space. Manage closed conversations with defined groups of stakeholders, or open up a public debate.

ActiVote

ActiVote

1 Avery St, Boston, MA, USA

A single civic action each day ensures that a voter will never miss an election and feel empowered showing up to the polls.

2020 Political Atlas

Our goal is to provide multiple independent data sources allowing everyone to reach their own conclusions on what will happen in the 2020 elections.

1Degree

1Degree

San Francisco

Empowering you to find what you need from over 26,000 free, up-to-date resources

Alia

Alia

National Domestic Workers Alliance, Broadway, New York, NY, USA

Alia is an online platform to help house cleaners get benefits.

Alegeri Parlamentare 2016

Ghidul complet al alegerilor parlamentare din 11 decembrie. Compară aici candidații la alegerile parlamentare, programele de guvernare si orientarile ideologice.

#TacticalVote (formerly Tactical2017)

#TacticalVote (formerly Tactical2017)

United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland (the)

Tactical voting against the Tories.

Idee.paris

Idee.paris est le site de coopération entre les services de la Ville de Paris, les Parisien.ne.s et les acteurs des projets de la Ville de Paris.

18F Modular Contracting guide

18F Modular Contracting guide

GSA (General Services Administration), F Street Northwest, Washington, DC, USA

Modular Contracting and Agile Development in government.

Abierto al publico

In "Abierto al Público" we explore the use of open knowledge through data, code and other media.

ACCESS NYC

ACCESS NYC

New York City, NY, USA

Find help in NYC with food, money, housing, work and more on ACCESS NYC.

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