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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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The City Council of Madrid launches a permanent deliberative panel with citizens chosen by lot

In this panel called Citizen Observatory, a group of people chosen at random will approach and provide solutions to key ...

What happened when participatory budgeting came to the nordic countries?

8 Translation and Institutional Change: What Happened when Participatory Budgeting Came to the Nordic ...

case studies

Agueda, Child Friendly City

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

La Paz Neighborhoods and Communities Program

The Neighborhood and Communities of Truth Program is a participatory instrument created in 2005 and aims to serve the 300 ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 95 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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