The Sharing & Reuse Awards are organised by the European Commission as part of the ISA2 programme, which promotes solutions for sharing and reusing IT between public administrations. The goal is to develop and make tools available that enable administrative procedures to be simplified, improving efficiency and the return for citizens, cutting public spending and saving time and effort.
This year brings the second edition of the awards, which attracted 68 candidate projects from 20 different countries. The jury, made up of member of the European Parliament, the European Council and the European Commission, shortlisted sixteen projects as finalists in different categories. The Decidim platform has been nominated in the category for the most innovative open source software.
Decidim.org is an open-access free software infrastructure developed for participatory democracy in the city of Barcelona with the goal of becoming a common asset. Its development and specific application is the city is decidim.barcelona.
The platform is currently used by 110 institutions and organisations, including 70 municipal councils, two provincial councils (Barcelona and Girona) and the Government of Catalonia. At an international level, the Decidim software is being used in various cities in ten countries, as well as different social organisations.
The final results of the awards will be announced at the ‘Sharing & Reuse’ conference in Bucharest (Romania) on 11 June..