On the administrator's dashboard you may initially see the 'processes' module above the ‘assemblies’ module on the far left hand menu.
First of all, what makes a process unique on the platform is that it is possible to create a group of processes, i.e. processes linked by the same theme, as will be the case with Open Observatory.
Furthermore, it is very important to understand that within processes, which fundamentally distinguishes them from assemblies, there are phases. This is because, according to the Decidim vocabulary, a participatory process is nothing more than a succession of different phases. For example a set of phases might be the following:
- First phase of introduction
- Second phase of drafting proposals
- Third phase of evaluating proposals
- Fourth phase of voting on proposals
- Fifth phase of evaluating results.
Phases as they appear on the banner on a process page look like the following:
In processes you can use the full range of components along with files, add process administrators, and private participants.