Thanks to the modern Janecek voting method, we seek solutions most people can agree on.
Multiple votes will better formulate your opinion. When we select single option, we only say one word. Once we can choose more preferences, it feels as if we answered with a whole sentence. By using multiple votes, we also express our willingness to agree with others.
We connect communities and search for agreements within opinion spectrum
The voting game Prezident 21 was our pilot project. On the example of the presidential election, we wanted to show how the Janecek method might work in politics. Each user could distribute up to three plus votes as well as one minus vote. Who won the online “Game of Thrones”? And what other interesting trends appeared in the most popular voting game powered by our method?Read more
The multiple vote method has been applied since year 2014 in the framework of participatory budgeting in New York, Tunisia, Zambia, France and other places across the planet.
Our Indian branch, The Foundation for Community Consensus, further cooperates in spreading our global mission. Local children are using Janecek method to divide school budgets.
The team of the Institute for Democracy 21 involves mathematicians, political scientists, sociologists, data analysts and experts in communication. We focus on expanding our unique method, examine its theoretical anchoring and use in practice.
That is because we believe that when one comes up with something wonderful, they should not keep it to themselves. Especially when such an invention can prevent the division of society or directly contribute to its greater cohesion.
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The Indian government had launched the Gram Panchayat (Village Council) Development Planning (GPDP) guidelines a few years ago. The objective was to streamline local planning decisions and to promote citizen participation in rural governance.
Engaging youth for a more sustainable, inclusive and engaged global community is a goal that is shared by both the IFD21 as well as UNESCO-MGIEP, the only research institution of UNESCO in Asia.
The European Citizens' Initiative (ECI) is a European Union mechanism aimed at increasing direct democracy by enabling ‘EU citizens to participate directly in the development of EU policies’, introduced with the Treaty of Lisbon in 2007 (Article 11, Section 4).
The Freiraum project, by Goethe-Institut, connects 38 civil society organisations from different European cities. Under Freiraum, these organisations have formed 19 tandem-pairs to explore the idea of European space in terms of freedom, through projects of local relevance. What questions arise when citizens, scientists and cultural practitioners think of the term "freedom" in a way that is specific to a place? For our local Freiraum project, tandem-partners IFD21 from Prague and publisher Hors d'Atteinte from Marseille, are focusing on questions of democratic participation in the planning and re-making of European cities through large-scale urban development interventions. A research study, a series of film workshops, and 3 short-films developed through participatory art methods, make-up the deliverables of our collaboration.
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