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Free software for citizen participation. CONSUL is the most complete citizen participation tool for an open, transparent and democratic government.

  • FreeOpen Source
  • Online
  • Self-Hosted

What is Consul?


As it is an open software platform all its code can be used by any person or entity. Customisable

Any entity can freely modify it to suit its requirements. Secure

It features a registration system that protects privacy. It can be integrated with existing register and census systems. On-going support

From the technical and development teams, as well as insight from other institutions that are using it across the world.

Features Watch debates video Debates

Anyone can open threads on any subject, creating separate spaces where people can discuss the proposed topic. Debates are valued by everybody, to highlight the most important issues. Proposals

A space for everyone to create a citizens' proposal and seek supports. Proposals which reach to enough supports will be voted and so, together we can decide the issues that matter to us. Watch proposals video Watch budgets video Participatory budgeting

Participatory budgets allow citizens to propose and decide directly how to spend part of the budget, with monitoring and rigorous evaluation of proposals by the institution. Maximum effectiveness and control with satisfaction for everyone. Voting

Secure voting system for citizen proposals and enquiries from the institution. Everyone can decide easily on the most important issues from their phones. Watch polls video Watch sectoral processes video Collaborative Legislation

Any legislative text can be shared with the public to receive comments on any particular part of it. The comments are associated with the discussed parts using a color code, which allows an easy visualization of improvable parts. It also enables the creation of related debates previous to the text drafting, for better subsequent development.

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Consul information

  • Developed byConsul
  • LicensingOpen Source (AGPL-3.0) and Free product.
  • Written in
  • Alternatives5 alternatives listed

Supported Languages

  • English

GitHub repository

  •  1,302 Stars
  •  1,058 Forks
  •  206 Open Issues
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  • Decision-making
  • decisionmaking
  • citizen-participation
  • citizen-engagement
  • e-democracy
  • decision

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