Participation is the involvement of citizens in decision-making processes. A successful participation generally requires three things:
1. free access to the information relevant for the decision
2. the discussion of the topic and facts3. the opportunity to vote for the parties involved
OPIN is a pan-European youth participation
Like a toolbox, OPIN offers a wide variety of participation processes.
OPIN is available for public administration institutions and youth organisations of all types and sizes. Among other things OPIN gives authorities, youth organizations, educational institutions, and youth clubs the possibility to start their own participation processes on the platform and thus to involve young people actively in decision-making processes.
OPIN is an online platform that provides digital and mobile participation tools. It creates a digital home for participation projects and allows transparent communication of all phases of these projects. OPIN offers support and guidance through the entire participation process.
OPIN is a result of the research and innovation project "EUth - Tools and Tips for Mobile and Digital Youth Participation in and across Europe", which was funded by the EU research and innovation programme "HORIZON2020". The project involved eleven partners in eight European countries.
OPIN was jointly conceived and realized by the nexus Institute for Cooperation Management and Interdisciplinary Research GmbH and Liquid Democracy e. V. within the EUth project.
OPIN is currently available in English, Danish, French, Slovenian,
German, Swedish, Italian, Ukrainian, Greek, Macedonian, Maltese, Russian and Georgian. However, as a truly European platform we
aim to break language barriers and provide OPIN in as many languages as
If you would like to use OPIN in your native language, you can help us. Please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org to find out more about taking part in the community-based translation process of the software.
The security of our users’ personal data is very important to us. You can be assured that we will handle your data with care and sensibility in order to ensure a high standard of security. OPIN is hosted on European Servers where European data protection laws apply. Every OPIN account is tied to a verified email address. Each user sets up an account with a password.
As part of the research project "EUth- Tools and Tips for Mobile and Digital Youth Participation in and across Europe" OPIN is obliged to provide anonymous user names for all participants under 18 years of age. We ask you to use a pseudonym as your username. This way third parties cannot find out your true name.