by Innovation in Politics Institute
OUT NOW: Report on Democracy Technologies in Europe
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What Municipalities and Developers Need to Know About Working Together

Developers and local governments are increasingly becoming partners in the development and implementation of democracy technology. But there can sometimes be a gulf in understanding that needs to be overcome. Here’s a few things to bear in mind before you begin.

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5 Reasons to Avoid Online-Only Participation

Digital tools have the capacity to widen participation. But the most successful projects don't rely exclusively on digital formats.

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4 Useful Resources on Digital Participation Tools

Choosing the right tool can be a tricky part of planning a participation project. Here are four useful resources which should help you get oriented, including a database that we have just launched.

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Top 5 Advantages of Digital Participation

Participatory processes allow governments to map the needs of citizens and involve them in policy and decision-making processes that affect their lives, enabling the design of development strategies in line with the needs of local people.

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How to Achieve Diversity in Citizens’ Assemblies

The question of representation in citizens' assemblies can be a thorny issue. But the best way of increasing diversity is simple: ask people what they need to participate.

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Is Participatory Budgeting right for your community?

The purpose of Participatory Budgeting (PB) is to engage citizens in decision-making about shaping the place where they live. But they may not be the best solution for your community.

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Does Citizens’ Participation become scalable through AI?

Artificial Intelligence can help scale participatory and deliberative democracy, but there are some caveats.

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Top Five Things to Know about Civic Tech Before You Start

Civic Tech is enticing, and increasingly, it can even seem like an inevitability. However, there are a few things that you need to know and consider before getting started with the Civic Tech.

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Antwerp’s 10 Conditions for Good Participation

The City of Antwerp has developed training materials to guide less experienced city employees through the process of setting up their first participation projects. The "10 conditions for good participation" are part of this guide, and serve as a checklist for anyone starting a new participation project.

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