Digidem Lab

National Network

Linnégatan 21
41304 Göteborg

E-Mail (2)
Organisation Type
Non-Governmental Organization
Year of Establishment
Fields of Activity
  1. Democracy and community development
General Information

We are a worker-owned cooperative that designs and develops methods for political and democratic innovation. We are at the moment, in fall 2023, five part-time employers. The total budgetary resources for 2022 were around 1,940,000 SEK. The main sources of funding is different grants for projects were Digidem Lab acts as facilitator and process designer. Conference on the Future of Europe, COLDIGIT - Collective Intelligence through Digital Tools, Chicagos medborgarbudget, Community Organizer - Vocational University Course. Main partners: Nätverkstan, Livsmedelverket, Göteborgs Stad, Stockholms Universitet.

Mission and Objectives

Participation - We believe in developing democracy to include more aspects of society and developing methods to create greater participation.

We believe in co-creation in all aspects of our work, including the development of processes and digital tools for participation.

Mandate - We want people who are affected by decisions to have a say in making them. We work to ensure that our projects have a clearly defined mandate for participants.

Transparency - We promote greater transparency in participatory processes. We share our knowledge and experience. Our digital tools are open source to ensure security and auditability.

Cooperation - We build on the successful experiences and work of others and strive to share our knowledge, code, and expertise with others.

Continuous learning - We are constantly developing our methods and tools for participation to adapt them to a changing reality.

Main Projects / Activities


- Swedish National Citizens' Council for Climate Issues (designing the sessions, facilitating, and logistics)

- Viable Cities 2030 (Contributes to the transition with our knowledge.)

- Gothenburg City Climate Citizens' Council (designing the sessions and facilitating)

- Decidim Digital Open-Source Tool (assisting multiple municipalities with installing the tool)

How can you contribute to the Network in your country?

Digidem Lab can actively contribute to the Network in our country by sharing its valuable experiences within projects with other organizations.

By fostering collaboration and knowledge exchange, Digidem Lab can play a pivotal role in enhancing the collective understanding of digital democracy initiatives.

This sharing of experiences can empower other organizations to learn from successful strategies, navigate challenges, and ultimately strengthen their own contributions to the Network.

Why do you want to join the ALF Network?

We aspire to join the ALF Network to establish meaningful connections with organizations in the MENA (Middle East and North Africa) region and foster valuable relationships. By becoming a part of the ALF Network, we aim to engage with like-minded entities that share our commitment to promoting dialogue, understanding, and collaboration across borders.

Contact (1) Full Name
Niki Chalusi
Job Title
Administrative Project leader
Head of the organisation
Steph Toro, Anna-Sanne Göransson, Petter Joelson
Contact (2) Full Name
Petter Joelson
Job Title (2)
Digital director