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The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) is a space open to all cities in the world and all associations, organizations and research centers interested in learning about, exchanging impressions and applying experiences of participatory democracy on a local scale with the aim of deepening the roots of democracy in municipal government. [ + info ]

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Comments and voting phase of the candidacies for the IOPD Award begins

IOPD members can comment and vote on innovative experiences in citizen ...

Can Local Participatory Programs Enhance Public Confidence : Insights from the Local Initiatives Support Program in Russia

Shulga, Ivan; Shilov, Lev; Sukhova, Anna; Pojarski, Peter ...

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Why local realities matter for Citizens’ Voice and Accountability

Publisher: Institut Veolia Document available online on: ...

Linking university students to the processes of diffusion and promotion of the culture of legality, transparency and accountability in Mexico City

This experience was presented as candidate for the IOPD Award for Best Practices in Citizen Participation ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 98 countries around the world.

IOPD receives two kinds of members. Local or regional governments that join IOPD are registered as associate members. On the other side universities, research centres and associations are welcomed as collaborating members.


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