A participatory process is a sequence of participatory activities (e.g. first filling out a survey, then making proposals, discussing them in face-to-face or virtual meetings, and finally prioritizing them) with the aim of defining and making a decision on a specific topic.
Examples of participatory processes are: a process of electing committee members (where candidatures are first presented, then debated and finally a candidacy is chosen), participatory budgets (where proposals are made, valued economically and voted on with the money available), a strategic planning process, the collaborative drafting of a regulation or norm, the design of an urban space or the production of a public policy plan.
Take part in this process to design Decidim democratically: you can enter and create debates or propose new features or improvements (please don't use this process to report bugs).
Any member of the community can make a proposal for a new functionality (either a new module or the improvement of an existing one).
Proposals can receive endorsements, although these are not decisive for a proposal to be included on the roadmap. The endorsements serve as indicators of the interest of the proposal or the need it covers. The comments to the proposals are also enabled, to collectively elaborate the initial idea and bring it to a productive result.
Every Thursday the Product team reviews all new proposals that have been published the previous week and responds as follows:
- If the proposal complies with the social contract, it receives the adhesion of Decidimos Product.
- If funding is available, the developer is asked to create an issue in GitHub and copy the link to the comments of the proposal. It is then included in an iteration of the corresponding component or module.
- If no funding is available it is included in the backlog of the corresponding component or module.