Combining the data collected by the Participatory Budgeting Project, by the Democracy Matters project and by the EMPATIA project I aim to construct the largest existing database on demographics of participants across different democratic innovations.


The paper we will write using this data compares 4 types of engagement system, open to all, open to all with oversampling minorities, random sampling, random sampling with monetary incentives.


The objective is to slowly expand this research to offer engagement recommendation tailored for participatory processes that are grounded in systematic data.



New article on the systemic approach to democracy


Scholio project starting


Milan PB reaches 10.000 enrolled users in the ideation phase.


First RCT in a Citizens' Assembly successfully implemented!


Brazilian Participatory Budgeting Census 2012-2016 completed (old version here)


Experiment on Brazilian candidates forthcoming in AJPS


Argument mapping paper published in New Media and Society.


"Failures to analyze Failures" paper published in PS.


Working paper on multi-channel Democratic Innovations