A global network and crowdsourcing platform for researchers, educators, practitioners, policymakers, activists, and anyone interested in public participation and democratic innovations

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Explore our database of cases, methods, and organizations using the search bar above, download the data in csv files, or explore entries by location.
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Help expand our database by editing existing content or publishing your own. Publishing entries on Participedia provides increased discoverability of your work, while also contributing to a collaborative effort to document examples of public participation and democratic innovation.
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About Participedia

Our mission is to strengthen and mobilize knowledge about participatory democratic innovations throughout the world.

We provide an open source model for crowdsourcing and organizing data about public participation. Our content is generated and used by diverse networks of researchers, educators, practitioners, policymakers, and activists.



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Participedia is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC) through a Partnership Grant.

Participedia’s Design & Technology Team operates out of the Studio for Extensive Aesthetics at Emily Carr University of Art & Design, and is supported by the Canada Research Chairs Program and the Canada Foundation for Innovation.