Tomas Rakos

Participation Factory
Czech Republic

A leading participation expert with experience working on projects in countries such as the US, the UK, France, Tunisia, Colombia, India, Zambia, or the Czech Republic, Tom builds on his rich field experience and transfers it to conceptual work and design of tailor-made participation processes combining international best practices and the local specifications.

Tom’s key expert areas include participation process design, stakeholder engagement, youth participation strategies, civic/dem tech, strategic planning for communities of various sizes, and capacity building. In the past he co-founded and ran D21, a social enterprise that provided software and consulting services on public engagement processes.

He led a team that for the past four years implemented a digital voting solution for the NYCC Participatory Budgeting (PB) process. His background is in communications and media.