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The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) is an international network open to all cities, organizations and research centers interested in learning about, exchanging and applying experiences of participatory democracy at the local level. [ + info ]

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A conjoint experiment of how design features affect evaluations of participatory platforms

Henrik Serup ...

Call to join the jury of the 14th IOPD Award

Interested experts are invited to communicate their willingness to join the jury before 21st ...

case studies

Dundee Decides

Dundee Decides has £1.2 million to spend across the 8 wards in the city, decided by an online ...

Gavà Participates, Gavà Decides: Together We Make Neighborhood.

1- In Together We Make Neighborhood can participate: all residents over 16 years and the business owners, who even they do ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 102 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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