The Distinction "Best Practice in Citizen Participation" is an award given annually by the International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) to recognize public policies implemented by local governments.
At the 14th edition of the "Best Practice in Citizen Participation" Award, 39 proposals from 17 different countries have been submitted through our online platform.
All submissions have been first pre-selected through a first stage of by all IOPD members via the PARTICIPATE OIDP platform. This way, all proposals were published and our members could exchange their opinions and questions on the other practices.
Once pre-selected, the finalist proposals have been evaluated by a jury of participatory democracy experts. The International Jury decided to award the 14th IOPD Award to the proposal presented by the Buenos Aires: Playing and participating. When children are the protagonists of urban planning.
Furthermore, the following have also been granted a Special Mention:
This recognition is not to the detriment of the other proposals, among which there are notable cases that were highly regarded. We are therefore pleased to invite you to read this document in order to discover more interesting practices in citizen participation.
The material we are presenting here is a summary of each of the different entries submitted. The complete files of the entries will be published in the IOPD’s website, experiences section.
We take this opportunity to thank all the local governments which took the time and made the effort to present an experience, along with all the institutions which helped us to share this initiative as well as the network’s collaborating members who undertook the task of jurors and took the difficult decision of selecting only some proposals.
climate change mention
Rural Participatory Budgeting
Gender Mainstreaming Strategy for Citizen Participation
Esplugues Participates: Guaranteeing Inclusiveness
Humanizing the Budget Process
Coordinator of the Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights at UCLG