In recent years many cities started to integrate multiple channels of engagement - from public consultations to issue reporting mechanisms. In some cities such integration is implemented via an office or a city department that organizes all the engagement activities of the city. In some cities the integration makes use of a digital platform that collects and integrates all the data of participants, while in other cities engagement processes are kept separate. These experiences have been showing a patchwork diffusion of digital technologies for engagement, with both effective and not so effective results.

The objective of this exploratory survey is to map a variety of participatory processes implemented in each city. We aim at gathering information from members of the OIDP network about the current state of implementation of multi-channel engagement and the adoption of digital tools for engagement. The survey is divided in 5 groups of questions and takes approximately 5 minutes to complete.