Wikilegis is a tool developed by the Laboratório Hacker da Câmara dos Deputados (lit. Hacker of the Chamber of Deputies Laboratory) in 2016, after the e-Democracy platform (created in 2009) was updated. Wikilegis aims to be a wiki for collaborative legislation generated by citizens that is an easily-modified and accessible web tool that aims to increase the active citizen participation in the legislative process. People can participate by sending suggested amendments or comments on bills and proposals in course, or by supporting or not supporting a proposal (legislative or citizen initiative), by means of an icon of endorsement ("joia"). Until August 2019, Wikilegis had concluded 41 debates, with a level of participation ranging between 3 to 450 interactions per legislative proposal. There is, however, no consolidated information nor means of access to the contents of the previous version of the e-Democracy platform.

Institutional design


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?

only backed by a governmental program or policy 
Mode of selection of participants
Type of participants
democratic innovation yields no decision  


  • Deliberation
  • Direct Voting
  • E-Participation
  • Citizen Representation


  • Accountability
  • Responsiveness
  • Rule of Law
  • Political Inclusion
  • Social Equality

Policy cycle

Agenda setting
Formulation and decision-making
Policy Evaluation


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