Mudamos is an online platform created in 2015 by the Institute of Technology and Society of Rio de Janeiro with the aim of creating a space for deliberation on issues of public interest for different societal stakeholders. Until January 2017, two issues were deliberated on the platform: Political Reform in the 21st century and Public Safety. The deliberations have two phases: in the first, regarding civil society participation, citizens interact with the proposed topic by answering questions, agreeing or disagreeing on other citizens’ answers, among other types of interaction; in the second, regarding reporting, the contributions and interactions are collected and analyzed by a team of experts on the topic discussed. The final document will be made available to the public and to the relevant stakeholders linked to the formulation and implementation of these policies. The only available report until January 2017 refers to the cycle of debates on security issues, which received approximately 900 contributions on the platform and 9431 comments on Facebook. The online debate also included discussions with experts on the subject, such as Federal Police agents, Amnesty International Brazil, a psychologist from the Military Police, a representative of the civil society and a Civil Police commissioner.
Formalization: is the innovation embedded in the constitution or legislation, in an administrative act, or not formalized at all?
Frequency: how often does the innovation take place: only once, sporadically, or is it permanent or regular?
Mode of Selection of Participants: is the innovation open to all participants, access is restricted to some kind of condition, or both methods apply?
Type of participants: those who participate are individual citizens, civil society organizations, private stakeholders or a combination of those?
Decisiveness: does the innovation takes binding, non-binding or no decision at all?
Co-governance: is there involvement of the government in the process or not?
- not backed by constitution nor legislation, nor by any governmental policy or program
- Mode of selection of participants
- Type of participants
- democratic innovation yields no decision