D-CENT (Decentralised Citizens ENgagement Technologies) is a Europe-wide project bringing together citizen-led organisations that have transformed democracy in the past years, and helping them in developing the next generation of open source, distributed, and privacy-aware tools for direct democracy and economic empowerment.

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This project has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Programme for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 610349

D-CENT tools

For users

Choose and combine the tools you need. D-CENT tools support democratic participation.         Try our demo tools to see D-CENT in action.

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For developers

We invite developers to work with us. View our code on GitHub, fork it and expand the   eco-system.

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D-CENT partner Jaromil Rojo @Entropical

| friday-sunday 13:00-17:00
Venue: Zone2Source, Office Rietveld House, Amstelpark 4, 1083 HZ Amsterdam
D-CENT event

13 Dec 2015 – 16 Feb 2016

Debra Solomon and D-CENT partner Jaromil Rojo (Dyne.org) present Entropical consisting of four art works in which the value and dynamics of the exchange of materials in the biological world is set against the abstract value of algorithms and computer calculations. Read more +


A complementary distributed currency for Catalonia

- | 16:00-19:00 / 10:00-18:00
Venue: Associació NOVA, Plaça Catalunya 9, 5º-2ª Barcelona
D-CENT event

On the 2-3 March 2016, D-CENT  is organising a two-day workshop discussing a complementary distributed currency for Catalonia. The programme will consist of a conceptual workshop on the 2nd of March (16:00-19:00) and technical workshop on the 3rd of March (10:00-18:00). Welcome to our event in Barcelona! Read more +

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D-CENT Showcase and Opportunities for UK Digital Democracy


On the 15th of December, D-CENT was showcased in London for an enthusiastic crowd of 200. The event, titled D-CENT Showcase and Opportunities for UK Digital Democracy was hosted by Nesta, UK innovation charity and D-CENT project coordinator. And we were happy to be onstage to share our insights of our tools and pilots. See full agenda here.

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Tools for Democracy: Abriendo la Participación

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Text by Pablo Aragón (Eurecat), original published here. The beginning of the week has been followed by the attendance to the event Herramientas para la democracia: Abriendo la Participación held in Medialab Prado (Madrid). The event has gathered citizens from several Spanish cities and international experts in digital participation in order to discuss experiences on online tools for direct and deliberative […]

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