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Kick-start your participation process.

Transparent citizen participation tools for your participation process

Thanks to new technologies and tools which have been developed, participation in the decision-making process is just a click away.
Consul and Decidim free software platforms for participation developed in Ruby on Rails.

Our extensive experience in Ruby on Rails places us as a benchmark company in the development of these platforms. We are a team of senior developers at ASPgems with extensive experience in Ruby on Rails as well as agile development.

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Which is best, Consul or Decidim?

Consul

VS

Decidim
The decision of which platform to use is important. Each has different functionalities, processes and initiatives. We will advise you on which one best suits your needs, as well as making the implementation an easy and painless process.

Cuadro comparativo de funcionalidades y características

Type of functionality
Functionality
Decidim
Consul
Spaces or modalities of participation
Configurable participation processes
Yes
No
Direct initiatives or proposals
Yes
Yes
Collaborative legislation
Yes
Yes
Participatory proposals
Yes, as a process
Yes
Participating bodies
Yes
No
Digital queries
Yes
Yes
Offline voting
No
Yes
Conferences
Yes
No
Components or participation mechanisms
Proposals
Yes
Yes
Debates
Yes
Yes
Meetings
Yes
No
Tracking results
Yes
Yes, only for budgets
Comments
Yes
Yes
Blog
Yes
No
Polls
Yes
Yes
Draw
Yes
No
Commenting of texts
Yes
Yes
Newsletter
Yes
Yes
Search
Yes
Yes

How do we do it?

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We listen

We thoroughly analyze the needs of your company or City Council, to offer you the best possible solutions.

We make a plan

Our objective is to have the platform available for use within a maximum period of 20 days.
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Personalization

We adapt the platform to your entity or corporation applying your styles, texts and logos that you choose.

Server integration

These platforms require integration with your organization’s servers, we’ll take care of these processes and their management.

Database integration

We integrate the municipal register or with other databases, so that they can participate in the initiatives and projects of the platform.

Maintenance

Basic maintenance includes servers, correction of incidents. Complete maintenance, which also includes platform updates and technical support.

Case studies

Decide Madrid

Madrid City Council

In the case of the Madrid City Council, ASPgems’ job was to create a new module for the Consul citizen collaboration platform.

Access to the platform is done through an email and password registration. Once inside, the user can debate or contribute new proposals. The city council detected that many of these proposals did not come to an end, that is, they did not obtain sufficient support for them to be voted on. There was no follow-up or propagation of the proposal. Our contribution at this point was to improve the proposal dashboard.

decide.madrid.es

Ajuntament Barcelona

Barcelona City Council

The platforms (consul) of citizen decisions, usually have processes and citizen initiatives. Decidim.org only had processes, that is, proposals created by the city council on which citizens could vote. The Barcelona city council wanted to extend these votes to initiatives: proposals from citizens for the city council on which to vote.

Now users, neighbors or associations will be able to create citizen initiatives. With the new functionality developed, they are able to find out if there is another similar initiative, deciding if they want to join the existing or continue with their proposal.
Read more

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Ayuntamiento de Chiloeches

Chiloeches City Council

The adaptation of this platform is not only adjusted to design issues, but also to the particular needs of the City Council of Chiloeches. In this case ASPgems has helped describe the roles on the platform:

  • Administrator,
  • Manager
  • User

In addition, described the different levels of participation, depending on the origin of the proposal: Users, neighbours or associations will now be able to create citizen initiatives, and with the new functionality developed, know if there is another which is similar, decide if they want to join the existing one or go ahead with their proposal.

  • Citizen,
  • Another member of the Government

Participation is recorded in “Debates”, creation of new “Proposals” or “Voting” of the existing ones. Read more

decide.aytochiloeches.es

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