The Civocracy platform offers several and complementary participation modes for your projects. When setting up your project, take some time to think which modes fit best to your project, needs and expectations. Each mode serves a certain purpose, which can be completed with other modes.
Let’s go through each mode, one by one:
- Idea box
- Discussion mode
- Participatory budget
1. Idea box 💡
The idea box is an easy-to-use mode, already set up in every community. It does not require a lot of commitment from your participants, who can drop their ideas in the box, all in 250 characters. With this, you can gather your citizens’ needs by letting them add their ideas, even about a topic you have not chosen.
2. Discussion 💬
The Discussion allows a more in-depth debate around your chosen topic. It also requires more research from the participant. They can share their detailed contribution with others, supported by external documents (picture, video, PDF, link). They can also interact with each other by reacting, saving or commenting on contributions. With this, use the power of citizen collaboration to solve your most pressing challenges. Click here to learn more about the Discussion.
3. Questionnaire 📝
Like with a traditional questionnaire, ask your participants closed or open questions to get to know them or easily identify their profiles, needs and expectations. A questionnaire is as quick and easy to build as it is to answer. You have the choice between several types of questions, adapted to your needs.
4. E-mapping 🗺️
This innovative tool allows your participants to place pins on a map and leave comments on where they would like something to be located. For instance, where would you like bike parking stations to be in your city? Ask your citizens to locate them on a map. They can also upvote others’ location suggestions.
5. Participatory budget 💰
The participatory budget gives the members of your community the power to choose for themselves how to spend your budget. Here, let your citizens express and decide what is really important for them. By suggesting new ideas and voting for them, get a new public swimming pool, playground or more trees planted in your city… Let your citizens’ imagination go free!
Feel like you need help choosing the right participation modes? Our team of experts are here to help you frame your project and choose the modules best fitting your needs and expectations! Or would you like to have another one that is not on this list? Contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org