Pusula / Ππούσουλας is a digital civic engagement platform that connects people with each other and public decision makers for a better Cyprus. Pusula / Ππούσουλας aims to empower people to interact, share ideas and decide jointly on how to solve societal problems at the neighborhood, village, city or island-wide level. Pusula / Ππούσουλας can also be used for supporting the reconciliation process and peacebuilding efforts in Cyprus.
Our aim is to increase transparency and trust across all communities on the island as well as between people and the public decision makers by fostering meaningful interaction and collaborations within the societies. Pusula / Ππούσουλας (“compass” in the Cypriot dialects) builds on CONSUL, an open-source software used by 130 institutions and 90 million people globally. By providing an online space for sharing ideas and voting for the best ones, Pusula / Ππούσουλας allows people to offer their solutions to every-day problems.
*Pusula / Ππούσουλας was developed as part of the Economic Analysis Programme for Growth and Sustainable Development which was funded through the European Union’s aid regulation “Council Regulation (EC) No. 389/2006”.
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Pusula/Ππούσουλας Platform was developed through funding from the European Union* and a technical collaboration between CONSUL; the Mind, Behavior, and Development Unit (eMBeD) of the World Bank; and the Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD).
The Centre for Sustainable Peace and Democratic Development (SeeD) works with international development organisations, governments and civil society leaders to design and implement evidence-based strategies for sustaining peace. SeeD’s work contributes to the global debate on peace and development and their results help partners to promote the Sustainable Development Goals for building peaceful societies, empowering women and youth and improving citizens’ connectedness in urban spaces. Learn more about us.