❓Introduction to participatory features

The features are the modules that you can activate on each process. There are nine participatory features on Decidim. You can activate as many as you like (and even several of the same type on a single participatory process). They are all individually configurable.

To configure the features, click on " Features" (for Process) or"Components" (for assembly) in the space sub-menu. To add a feature, click on "Add a feature".

In the image below, a Tracking feature has been added to the Process "A second Process". A list appears showing the features already activated. The icons of each feature allow you to perform the following actions: 

  1. Manage: gives access to the contents of the feature (list of proposals, achievements, etc.).
  2. Publish/Unpublish: Visibility of the feature on the Process or assembly page.
  3. Configure: provides access to the general settings of the feature
  4. Manage permissions: Available on some features (refer to the article"Permissions and checks")
  5. Delete: Removes the feature of the participatory space

Most features are configured on two levels:

  • At the general level: these settings will apply to any stage of the Process.
  • By phase: this configuration will only apply when this phase is activated. This is the case for announcement messages. Phase announcements will replace the general announcement when phases are active.

To find out how to use these features, click on the feature that interests you

Meetings : Schedule of public meetings. Only administrators of the participatory process can create meetings. Meetings can be linked to categories.

Proposals: Depending on the configuration, open space for user proposals and/or consultation space for the institution.

Budgets : Set up a participatory budget with user proposal submission and voting within the framework of budget envelopes defined by an institution.

Survey : Realization of surveys using fully customizable web forms. 7 field options: short answer, long answer, single choice, multiple choice, sorting among options, single choice matrix questions and multiple choice matrix questions.

Page : Static page, which is useful for providing additional information about Process or its purpose. It is possible to add a comment space.

Accountability: To communicate the results of a process and progress of its projects. Only administrators can publish these. These can be associated with categories and proposals that emerged during the process.

Debates: To conduct open debates initiated by the administrator and/or by citizens through a comment thread.

Random selection: To randomly draw one or more proposals from among the submissions.

News: To edit articles in the "process blog" format.

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