Madrid’s platform for participatory budgeting and consultation

Decide Madrid is an online platform for public participation launched by Madrid City Council in 2015. It covers participatory budgeting, public consultations and policy recommendation. Any resident can propose a new local law, which other residents can vote to support. If a proposal gets the support of 1% of the registered Madrid citizens over the age of 16 (that is, 27,064 citizens), it gets to the final voting stage. Users of the platform can also open and contribute to debates, vote for or against motions, or provide additional comments. In 2017 the participatory budgeting scheme allocated 100 million Euros.