Funding Bodies

Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada (SSHRC); Bertelsmann Foundation; ESRC Connected Communities.


Graham Smith (Westminster), Archon Fung (Harvard), Mark Warren (UBC) and more – visit the project website to view the full team.


Participedia is an open global knowledge community for researchers and practitioners in the field of democratic innovation and public engagement.

SSHRC initially funded the project under a Partnership Development Grant for two years from April 2011 to make possible the development of this beta version of Participedia. More recently, Mark Warren has been awarded a 5 year Partnership Grant to expand the work of Participedia, involving 25 universities across the world.

In 2012, The Bertelsmann Foundation provided generous support for development of multi-language functionality, initially through a German-language interface.

Funding under the ESRC Connected Communities programme will increase the coverage of UK cases and provide insights on the effectiveness of using open-source data collection platforms.

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Research themes

Research in the Centre for the Study of Democracy.

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Research study

Opportunities for doctoral study.