International Observatory on Participatory Democracy

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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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eDemocracy and eParticipation

"e-Democracy and e-Participation: the precious first steps and the way ...

The Global State of Democracy

Exploring Democracy's Resilience, first edition by the International Institute for Democracy and Electoral Assistance ...

case studies

Collection of Best Practices in Citizens' Participation 2012


"Buits Plens" (Empty full or Gaps filled)

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 91 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.