We innovate democracy by developing digital tools for citizen participation.

Democratic decision-making needs to be more flexible, dynamic and transparent. Our mission as a non-profit organization is to promote the advantages of civic engagement through online participation.

We conduct research with an established network of academics and practitioners.
We develop free software for civic engagement.
We turn our theory into practice.

»Liquid Democracy is the evolution of democratic participation for the 21st Century: combining representative and direct democracy and bringing together innovation and established practices.«


About us

Liquid Democracy is an innovator in the field of participatory democracy. We believe participation is key to individual empowerment and active citizenship. Our work is based on the belief that democracy in its current form would benefit from increased flexibility and greater opportunities for direct engagement in the political process. In short, that the barriers to direct democracy become »liquefied.«

We are a non-partisan, non-profit organization based in Berlin. We like to describe ourselves as a ‘Think & Do Tank’. Since our founding in 2009, we have worked on developing innovative techniques and methods to promote citizen participation. The core of our work revolves around the development of Adhocracy, a free software and digital participation tool providing users with various civic participation tools.

Our work requires us to cooperate with a wide range of institutions: from grassroots campaigns to political parties, town councils to federal agencies, and local initiatives to international organizations.

We employ digital technologies to integrate individuals in the political decision making process. Recognizing that technology use differs throughout the world, our software tools are designed to be as efficient and accessible as possible to ensure they can be used by a variety of users at any given time.

21 employees

That’s eleven more than in 2014.

49 kilograms

That is how much coffee we consumed in 2015. It equals almost a kilogram of coffee per week.

51.000 users

In 2015 more than 50.000 new users have used our software.

7 years

We live and breathe for e-participation since 2009.

More about us

More information about our projects and our organization can be found in our yearly activity report.

 Download our Activity Report 2015