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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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Opening of a School Lab funded by participatory budgeting in NYC

Every year since 2011, the New York City Council organizes a Participatory Budgeting ...

The french city of Strasbourg is launching its second Participatory Budgeting

Last November 4th, the city of Strasbourg launched an annual participatory budgeting for the second time in the framework of ...

case studies

Participatory Budgeting in Gulu District

Participatory budgeting has been growing at national level since 2011 focused on new investments in social services. In ...

“Trencant Fronteres (Breaking Borders): the involvement of immigrant women in the host community”

This experience, was submitted at 8th IOPD Award Best Practice in Citizens ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 100 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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