How can I start my own project?

  1. Register an account on OPIN 
  2. Contact us via and provide:
  • your username and email address 
    · organization name and its location 
    · a short description of your project 

We will review your request. Since we are in beta at the moment, we cannot accept all requests to use OPIN. You will receive a reply within 48 hours.

  1. After the set set-up, manage your projects via the dashboard

Once your request was granted, you can reach the dashboard by clicking the arrow next to your username in the main navigation.

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If you need any help on how to follow these steps, check out our user manual.


OPIN offers you six ready-made participation templates, which you can easily customize by adding dates, information and face-to-face events. Check out the various participation processes you can set up on OPIN. Click on the sample projects below and get a first impression of what OPIN's projects look like for participants!


  1. Brainstorming: collect ideas together (example)

  2. Text Review: compose and discuss texts (example)

  3. Idea Challenge: collect ideas and vote (example)

  4. Map-based projects: collect and locate ideas on a map (example)

  5. Poll: run customizable, multi-step polls (example)

  6. Agenda Setting: plan meetings (example)


For further information about our different tools and process-types, click here.

Why should you use OPIN?

OPIN usp banner is the all-in-one toolbox for youth e-participation. It offers a wide range of templates, and guidelines for successful e-participation and is supported by a network of European participation experts.

OPIN integrates face-to-face events. You can provide downloads and documentation for them. Events are also shown in your project’s timeline.
You don’t need to be an expert to do e-participation. With OPIN, your projects can be managed from an easy-to-use admin interface.
OPIN is a modern web application. It can be used on PCs, tablets and smartphones.
We care about data protection. All the platform’s data is hosted on servers in Germany. User data will not be shared or sold to others for the purpose of advertising.