I am involved in two large data collection projects. The Participatory Budgeting Census and Participedia. I am also experimenting with using social media in crowd-sourcing information on e-participation software.


The first project currently focuses on mapping participatory budgeting in Brazil and aims in the future to extend the mapping globally.


The second project currently focuses on collecting qualitative case studies on a variety of democratic innovations and aims in the future to become the largest global repository of qualitative and quantiative data on democratic innovations.


The third project is exploratory, it started as a collection of cases of e-participation software, now is becoming one of the largest available curated census of e-participatory budgeting with more than 100 software categorized.

News 2024


[Phoenix update] We have finished the codesign of the pre/post surveys for the 11 Phoenix pilots


I got a bit of funding to redo the Brazilian PB Census


News 2023


[Phoenix update] Territorial Commissions of Codesigns are ongoing in 11 locations across Europe


I have got a bit of funding to assist the UK PB Network


We completed the Citizens' Assembly in Southampton


We did the first (at least I think it is the first) door knocking experiment applied to promote participation in a CA


In the fall I am on Sabbatical between Morocco, Italy and the UK


Demoplay project completed, we have a new version of EMPAVILLE!


Follow-up blog post in dialogic form with Kyle Redman in Deliberative Democracy Journal


Supporting Bologna CA evaluation coordination


The blog I wrote with Tiago Peixoto on Sortition and Representation has reached more than 5000 visualizations