CONSUL is the most complete citizen participation tool for an open, transparent and democratic government.


As it is an open software platform all its code can be used by any person or entity.


Any entity can freely modify it to suit its requirements.


It features a registration system that protects privacy. It can be integrated with existing register and census systems.

On-going support

From the technical and development teams, as well as insight from other institutions that are using it across the world.


Advanced documentation

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Administration guide of CONSUL (v.0.15) PDF 3.2Mb Download Administration guide of CONSUL (v.0.15)
CONSUL Communication guide PDF 759Kb Download CONSUL Communication guide
Polling stations manual PDF 93Kb Download Polling stations manual
Participatory budgeting PDF 103Kb Download Participatory budgeting
Slides Participatory budgeting PDF 107Kb Download Slides Participatory budgeting
Texts information sections PDF 99Kb Download Texts information sections
Annexes voting PDF 216Kb Download Annexes voting
Recommended actions for users PDF 34Kb Download Recommended actions for users
Resources for users PDF 30kb Download Resources for users
CONSUL Dossier (Deutsch) PDF 3,9Mb Download CONSUL Dossier (Deutsch)



Anyone can open threads on any subject, creating separate spaces where people can discuss the proposed topic. Debates are valued by everybody, to highlight the most important issues.


A space for everyone to create a citizens' proposal and seek supports. Proposals which reach to enough supports will be voted and so, together we can decide the issues that matter to us.


Participatory budgets allow citizens to propose and decide directly how to spend part of the budget, with monitoring and rigorous evaluation of proposals by the institution. Maximum effectiveness and control with satisfaction for everyone.


Secure voting system for citizen proposals and enquiries from the institution. Everyone can decide easily on the most important issues from their phones.

Collaborative Legislation

Any legislative text can be shared with the public to receive comments on any particular part of it. The comments are associated with the discussed parts using a color code, which allows an easy visualization of improvable parts. It also enables the creation of related debates previous to the text drafting, for better subsequent development.


Advanced Section to develop complex processes of participation as urban developments, highly complex normative or processes that require a specific set of participation phases.

CONSUL is used by 120 organisations


We will help you as much as possible to be able to use it, avoiding any technical, organizational and legal difficulties.