We’re a team of passionate civic tech professionals and expert partners on a mission to to empower as many people as possible to participate in respectful, meaningful discussions. We’re based in Estonia and Indonesia, but are working with partners across the world.
We are a civic tech non-profit organisation, with headquarters based in Tallinn, Estonia, and a second office in Jakarta, Indonesia, both of which are working on a local level, but also running together many international projects.
Our mission is “To empower as many people as possible to participate in respectful, meaningful discussions in order to collaboratively decide on issues that affect their wellbeing.”
We focus on two things:
In Estonia, where a national e-ID system is in place, the Citizen OS platform is also used in situations when a large number of people need to digitally sign a single document, such as people’s initiatives, petitions, housing associations agreements and NGO general meetings. Documents signed using the Citizen OS platform are accepted by all levels of government, including the Riigikogu (Estonia’s Parliament) and the national Commercial Register.
We strive to bring decision-making back to the people and their communities, through nurturing e-democracy and developing innovative technologies for higher quality collaborative decision-making.
Citizen OS was co-founded by:
We are funded by private donations and grants
Project Citizen OS has been funded by the NGO Fund EEA Grants through the Open Estonia Foundation.
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