Process groups

A group of processes proves useful for subdividing large participatory processes into subprocesses according to a criteria, for instance the scope of every process.

As an example you can see the Barcelona City Council’s Neighborhoods Plan, Pla de Barris. This is is a 150 million euro shock plan that aims to reduce inequalities within the city. There are 10 related processes, one for each involved neighborhood.

Participatory process group example

New process group form

For creating a new process group:

  1. Sign in as administrator

  2. Go to the Processes section in the sidebar

  3. Click on the Process groups link in the sidebar

  4. Click on the "New process group" button

  5. Fill in the form

Participatory process groups list
New participatory process group form
Table 1. New participatory process group form: General information
Field Type Description

Title

Required

Title of the participatory process group. For instance, "Participatory Budgeting".

Description

Required

A long explanation of what’s your participatory process about.

Related processes

Optional

Which are the processes that are related to this one? They will be used for populating the Content Blocks in the Landing page of this Process group. For selecting multiple you’ll need to use the ctrl¬†function.

Image

Optional

Image that will be used in presentation cards of this process group. Guidance for image: Preferably a landscape image that does not have any text. The service crops the image. Maximum file size: 10MB. Allowed file extensions: jpeg jpg png

Table 2. New participatory process group form: Metadata

Field

Type

Description

Hashtag Website

Promoter group

Optional

Information that’s displayed in the process metadata content block.

Organization area

Optional

Information that’s displayed in the process metadata content block.

Scope metadata

Optional

Information that’s displayed in the process metadata content block.

Who participates

Optional

Information that’s displayed in the process metadata content block.

What is decided

Optional

Information that’s displayed in the process metadata content block.

How is it decided

Optional

Information that’s displayed in the process metadata content block.

Table 3. New participatory process group form: Visibility
Field Type Description

Promoted

Optional

Check if you want the process to have more visibility in the Process public list. It’ll also be visible in the ParticpipatoryProcess Content Block in the Homepage configuration. This is accessible in the btn:[Edit] action in a Process.

Landing page

One of the main features of a process group is to be able to configure the Lnading page, through Content blocks, just like the general homepage of the platform. This means that you can enable or disable different sections of the landing page and also configure some fo these sections.

Participatory process group landing page
  • Title, description and hashtag

  • Metadata

  • Image, text and Call to Action button. Configurable.

  • Proposals. You can configure how the elements will be sorted: by most recent or random.

  • Results. You can configure how the elements will be sorted: by most recent or random.

  • Upcoming events

  • Statistics

  • Participatory processes

  • First HTML block

  • Second HTML block

  • Third HTML block