Representing Civic Tech at the European scale

We are civictech companies representing the diversity of the sector. We help institutions to empower citizens and respond to the crisis of democracy.

Structuring the Civic Tech sector

ACTE members and partners represent the diversity of the civictech sector. 

As civitech profesionnals, we firmly believe that civic engagment in all forms must be encouraged.

Our civictech platforms designed for institutions, civil society actors and active citizens directly address this challenge :  

    • By developing citizen participation
    • By supporting activism 
    • By creating innovative citizen-centric public services

    Acte's members and partners are independent of any political or economic movements.

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    The voice of Civic Tech in the EU

    Organizations developing civic and citizen-oriented technological solutions, commonly known as civic tech, now constitute a fully-fledged economic sector.

    The civic tech platforms grow quickly but they do not have collective representation. 

    Since December 2019, ACTE aims to be the sector’s privileged interlocutor of public authorities and stakeholders of the sector at the European level. 

    What we do

    Raising the Democratic Shield
    Jan 1, 2024
    Safeguarding elections in the age of AI
    Get ready for the 2024 EU Elections!
    Sep 15, 2023
    Designed for civil society organisations as well as political parties, ACTE is launching an advanced training offer to mobilise Europeans before the next EU Elections.
    Op-ed - European elections 2024: to keep our future in our hands, we need the Revolution of Hope
    May 9, 2023
    With one year to go before the European elections, ACTE supports the launch of the EUrHope coalition, a citizens' consultation for young people in the EU's 27 countries.
    ACTE – Fighting for the Recognition of the Civic Tech Market
    Mar 2, 2023
    This interview of Adrien Duguet, President of ACTE was conducted by Edward Strasser and published on Democracy Technologies website in March 2023
    Event - How to improve voter participation through civic technologies ?
    Feb 17, 2023
    Expert event held in the European Parliament on Feb. 17 2023 to discuss the key role of technologies in preparing the EU elections 2024.
    Conclusions of the CoFoE and recommendations for more citizen participation in Europe
    Oct 4, 2022
    Following the CoFoE, what remaining progress needs to be made to ensure that European participatory democracy keeps mobilising citizens on a continuous basis?
    Civic tech in West Africa : a new space for citizen and entrepreneurial innovation
    Sep 19, 2022
    How to strengthen the collaboration between European and African civic tech ecosystems?
    Op-ed : In support of a “public debate Web”
    Sep 15, 2022
    On the occasion of the International Day of Democracy, ACTE's members publish an op-ed to support the creation of a "public debate web", available to all European citizens.
    Future of Europe : Set of actionable recommendations
    Sep 15, 2021
    The members of the association wrote a set of actionable recommendations to highlight some of the main objectives of the Conference on the Future of Europe.
    Conference on the Future of Europe: A how-to guide for consultation, feedback and impact
    Jun 1, 2021
    ACTE proposes a step-by-step approach to understand, analyse, but also implement the outcome of the Conference on the Future of Europe.
    Rise to the challenge, Conference on the future of Europe!
    Jun 1, 2021
    Once again, Europe is at a turning point. Several challenges faced by the EU has put under pressure all European institutions.

    Become a member

    You are a Civic tech platform or an organization developing technological solutions with a civic engagement within the European Union ? 

    You can join the association as a member.

    Members are responsible for the major decisions concerning the association via their voting power and attendance at the general assembly. 

    Become a partner

    You are an academic player, association, media or company having an interest in the objectives of ACTE ?   

    You can join the association as a partner. 

    Partners support the sector and the association by joining in the events, campaigns and other actions undertaken by the association.