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Society, Politics & Law


Updated Friday 25th April 2014

Real democracy needs to include everyone.

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Loomio is "a user-friendly tool for collaborative decision-making: not majority-rules polling, but actually coming up with solutions that work for everyone". It is "free and open source software for anyone, anywhere, to participate in decisions that affect them".

It was initiated by designers & developers and social movement activists and encourages people to participate through an online platform. Loomio is global in orientation and concerned with democracy, politics & representation

It was launched in 2012 and is ongoing. 

This page is part of Participation Now, a project that brings together a diverse collection of participatory public engagement initiatives with the aim of supporting exploration, learning and engagement. Explore the collection of initiatives or read more about the project.


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