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.

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