Technologies for 21st Century democracy

A Europe-wide project developing the next generation of
open source, distributed, and privacy-aware tools for direct
democracy and economic empowerment.

Read our research and learn about the project pilots.

Technologies for 21st Century democracy

A Europe-wide project developing the next generation of
open source, distributed, and privacy-aware tools for direct
democracy and economic empowerment.

Read our research and learn about the project pilots.

Why D-CENT

Why D-Cent

Open authentication and distributed identity management

to grow and open source eco-system of citizen engagement tools

Why D-Cent

Own your data

to say no to surveillance and give back citizens control and ownership of data

Why D-Cent

Open source and open standards

to build and grow knowledge commons

Why D-Cent

Blockchain trust

to let people run reward schemes that are transparent and audible

What is D-CENT

D-CENT in Action

Explore the large-scale pilots that D-CENT partners have been conducting, involving thousands of citizens across Europe in municipal decision-making, policy and budgeting processes.

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Barcelona

Digital platform for 
participation of the City of Barcelona. It is a tool to build a democratic, open and transparent city by enhancing citizen participation in the definition and development of policies.

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Reykjavik

Participatory budgeting platform for the city of Reykjavik. The platform is a development from the Betri Reykjavik prioritisation and participation platform allowing citizens to submit ideas on how to spend a part of the city budget in their neighborhood.

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Madrid

Open consultation and direct democracy platform. Launched by the city of Madrid after the municipal elections, citizens are able to propose, debate, prioritize and implement policy for the city.

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Helsinki

Notifications of municipal policy decisions. Using the municipal open API on town hall agendas, the tool allows citizens to sign up to be notified when decisions are made about issues that concern them.

D-CENT Research

Discover and read our research reports conducted by project partners about the theoretical background, social and political processes as well as technical standards for the ethical development and deployment of technologies for democracy.

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