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Cities for Change platform introduction
In the platform we can distinguish Processes, Groups, a general Content section and an Events section.
A quick intro on these concepts:
Processes are different from Assemblies in that they are defined in time, in phases. In one phase you could ask for proposals and a next phase people could be asked to vote on them.
A Group is an assembly or group of people assembled around a specific purpose. It can be open or closed in terms of participation. Closed groups have a «census» or defined list of participants. They can be transparent and non-transparent in terms of viewability. A closed, non-transparent assembly is practically invisible, while a transparent assembly, even with a closed group, can hold public meetings or debates where everybody can join and/or follow the ongoing work inside it.
Inside a Group we can have various so called «components» such as:
- Meetings or sessions: that allow organisers to create sessions and establish an agenda, invite participants to join (RSVP) a meeting, use a registration form, during the meeting to collaboratively edit the meeting notes (on a «pad») and afterwards close the minutes
- Debates: hold online deliberations, vote up, down or neutral, draw conclusions, endorse the them
- Blog: keep a blog post
- Survey: compile surveys with various question types
- Subgroups: set up commissions and working groups as subgroups, that can be private or public, and with the necessary components
Content. In the general content section we find a Help section to find out more about the platform and process, and a section where to introduce key concepts, highlight interesting cases, actors etc.
Conference. The conference section allows us to present the conference programme, manage speakers, mention partners, locations, provide media, links, online registrations, invitations, link or embed online meeting rooms and other channels for participation (all the Decidim components can be used). There can be specific conference admins and moderators.
More info can be found in the Decidim documentation