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16th Award

The IOPD Best Practice Award for Citizen Participation recognises successful experiences of local and regional governments in the field of participatory democracy, citizen deliberation, community empowerment, open government, democratic innovations and public participation.

How can I submit a proposal?


Being a member of IOPD

If you are not yet part of the IOPD network, become a member (without any financial obligation) by filling in this form.


Prepare and send your application

  • Fill in the form in your preferred language, completing all the fields:
  • Send it to, including all attachments you may deem necessary (pictures, videos, publications, documents…)


First stage - proposal submissions:

until the May 31, 2022
Submit your proposal by May 31, 2022 via email at

Second Stage - Evaluation of Formal Requirements:

We will then evaluate the compliance with the requirements that are specified in the terms of the Award.

Third stage - comments and voting:

June 2022

In June, it will be your turn to comment and vote! IOPD members who have signed up to the digital platform will be able to comment on the proposals and ask questions to the person who submits it. Each member will be able to vote for up to five proposals.

If you are not yet registered, join the PARTICIPATE OIDP platform.

  • Sign up to the platform using the same email address you use for IOPD.
  • You will receive a confirmation email from Follow the link and create your password
  • Sign in to the platform
  • Once you are inside, you must fill in your personal profile as a representative of your institution/organisation.

From the total number of proposals, a ranking will be made and those that are among the 15 most voted proposals will go to the next phase.

Fourth Stage - Jury Evaluation

Each member of the jury will evaluate the proposals and will submit a report on each of them through a form. The proposal which has more points will be the winner! Also, the jury will be able to choose up to five special mentions.

Final Stage - Publication of Results and Feedback

October 2022

The result of the award will be announced in October 2022 and the delivery ceremony will take place during the IOPD Conference of Grenoble in december. The IOPD secretariat will publish the practices submitted.