Icelandic Constitution Crowdsourcing - Citizens Foundation
portfolio_page-template-default,single,single-portfolio_page,postid-17584,qode-quick-links-1.0,ajax_fade,page_not_loaded,,qode-theme-ver-11.2,qode-theme-bridge,wpb-js-composer js-comp-ver-5.2.1,vc_responsive

Icelandic Constitution Crowdsourcing

Icelandic Constitution Crowdsourcing


The Icelandic constitution is being reviewed during this election period in collaboration with all parties in the Icelandic Parliament. The University of Iceland & the Citizens Foundation created a connection to the government where the public can influence the proposed constitutional amendments.


Over 39.000 people visited the website and learned about constitution-making.  Exactly 1.092 citizens logged in and created ideas and debate points – Iceland is tiny and if the same % would have participated in the US that would be over 1 million citizens and a comparable % rate in the UK would be over 200.000 people.


The crowdsourcing was one method of many used to engage the public, a regular survey was also sent out, a randomly selected Deliberative Poll (a type of citizen assembly) was held with around 300 people from all over Iceland, over a weekend, and we launched an educational game called Make Your Constitution to teach citizens what constitutions are from a high level.


Visit the project here with automatic English machine translation.



Visit site

Policy Crowdsourcing, Your Priorities