Public participation at all levels can increase trust between citizens and their representatives, and more importantly lead to smarter decisions being made. People are more likely to support policies that were designed collaboratively with them. At Cap Collectif, we believe that digital tools can not only enable massive participation, but also be a strong lever to change the way governments and institutions work (“it’s not about collecting ideas, comments and likes”). Our technology helps decision-making processes be more open, transparent and inclusive.
From pioneer collaborative law-making experimentation « Parliament & Citizens » to the « Great National Debate » organised by French President Emmanuel Macron in 2019, we have worked with more than 200 decision-makers - including local authorities, national government offices, NGOs, trade unions, private companies and public interest groups - and our online platform has allowed more than 2 million people to get involved in 800 projects.