We provide technology, research and data that help people to be active citizens
mySociety is a not-for-profit social enterprise, based in the UK and working internationally.
We build online technologies that give people the power to get things changed, and we share these technologies so that they can be used anywhere.
… that strong democratic accountability and a thriving civil society are vital to our common welfare, and that these only survive when people engage with government and communities.
We work with online technologies
… because the internet can lower the barriers to taking the first civic or democratic steps in a citizen’s life, and it can do so at scale.
In three connected areas of civic life
- Our Transparency services make it easy for citizens to surface information
- Our Democracy tools help people hold their parliaments to account
- Our Community technologies empower local authorities and residents to make improvements in their own neighbourhoods.
We work with partner groups
… to help them build effective civic websites through the implementation of our tools and software.
We ensure our projects are having real impact
… through a rigorous programme of research that we also share with civic tech practitioners worldwide, providing global leadership and inspiration in our sector.
And we also work with public authorities to provide the software they need to empower citizens
Our work is partially supported by providing services to local government and other organisations that can benefit from our experience in civic technologies.
We work in close collaboration with these bodies to create, and continually improve, truly transformative software.
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