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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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Participatory Budgeting in Poland ? Missing Link in Urban Regeneration Process

Dorota Kamrowska-Zaluskaa, a GdaĔsk University of Technology, ul. Narutowicza 11/12, 80-233 GdaĔsk, ...

Participatory budgeting in Poland

Dorota Bednarska-Olejniczak, Jarosław Olejniczak Wroclaw University of ...

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The permanent Agora

The permanent Agora project has for priority the inclusion of all the inhabitants and users of the city (100,000 jobs and ...

Improvement of Participatory Gender Budget: the Case of Wenling in China

This experience with submitted to the 8th IOPD Distinction "Best Practice in Citizen Participation" ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 92 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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