Parent Teacher Association

Are you tired of endless PTA meetings and long email threads that lead nowhere? Do you wish you could easily reach a consensus with other members of your PTA, save time and focus on what really matters – supporting your school and children’s education? Deferendum is here to help!

Our Goals and Objectives

Deferendum’s goals and objectives are rooted in the belief that everyone has a right to participate in decision-making processes that impact their lives. By providing a platform for decentralized and inclusive decision-making, Deferendum aims to empower individuals and communities to shape their own futures. One of the primary objectives of Deferendum is to promote transparency … Read more

Homeowners associations

Homeowners associations (HOAs) often face challenges related to decision-making processes, transparency, and member engagement. The Deferendum app can help HOAs address these challenges by providing a platform for secure and transparent voting, decision-making, and communication among members. Here are some common problems that HOAs might face that Deferendum can help solve:

Alternatives to Deferendum

Polis: Deferendum offers a more streamlined approach to group decision-making, where members can participate in debates and voting on solutions remotely and without the need for face-to-face meetings. Polis, on the other hand, focuses on deliberative decision-making through live, moderated conversations.

Say goodbye to opaque decision-making processes

Have you ever felt frustrated with the lack of transparency and accountability in decision-making processes that affect your life and community? Do you wish there was a way to make your voice heard and have a real impact on the issues that matter to you?

Discover the Deferendum App – Now Available in Google Play Store

Now, Homeowners’ Associations, Parents’ Associations and other formal groups can download from the Google Play Store the Deferendum app that allows members to debate and vote on current issues, directly from their mobile.

Deferendum stimulates the individual intelligence for the collective good

What is democracy?

Democracy is a system of government in which the people have a say in how they are governed. It allows for people to have a voice and be heard, and for decisions to be made based on the will of the majority. In this lesson, we’ll explore the basics of democracy and how it works. … Read more

Digital Rights and Principles: Presidents of the Commission, the European Parliament and the Council sign European Declaration

The Declaration presents the EU’s commitment to a secure, safe and sustainable digital transformation that puts people at the centre, in line with EU core values and fundamental rights. The Declaration shows citizens that European values, as well as the rights and freedoms enshrined in the EU’s legal framework, must be respected online as they are offline. Shaped around six chapters, the text will guide policy makers and companies dealing with new technologies. The Declaration will also steer the EU’s approach to the digital transformation throughout the world.

Brazil’s Electoral Court brings platforms closer ahead of presidential elections, but questions over companies’ commitments remain

….” In February 2022, eight platforms signed agreements with the TSE committing to fight disinformation in the electoral process: Twitter, TikTok, Facebook, WhatsApp, Google, Instagram, YouTube, and Kwai. Since then, other companies, such as LinkedIn and Spotify, have joined the agreement, including an unusual one: Telegram. In just a few months, Telegram went from Supreme … Read more

Digital India Needs Digital MP

The parliament of South Africa is currently exploring the possibilities of using a chatbot to help their MPs. The inter-parliamentary union states that this chatbot is expected to assist decision-makers in determining the status of bills, resolutions, queries, and more. These bots would also address queries such as, “Where is the meeting location?” or “Has my trip been approved yet?”

Activism & Protests

Clicktivism has become associated with the eroding of physical or embodied participation constituting the traditional means of offline activism (Bakardjieva, Svensson & Skoric 2012). Have you ever seen a Facebook post about a touching story of someone who needs help and you liked the post because if you… ”

To Fix Tech, Democracy Needs to Grow Up

…” Calls to “democratize technology” ring hollow when both systems seem to be failing. The key is realizing that democracy is not yet in its final form.

…”As we deal with everything from surveillance to space travel, we desperately need ways to collectively negotiate complex value trade-offs with global consequences, and ways to share in their benefits.