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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 18th IOPD Conference comes to an end after three days of intense debate in Barcelona

The event gathered more than 600 attendeees from all around the ...

Using Virtual Reality to Increase Civic Participation in Designing Public Spaces

Published in: Proceedings of the European Conference on Digital Government, Santiago de Compostela, Spain, Oct. ...

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Por Mi Barrio (For my Borough – FMB)

For my Borough-FMB is a new initiative implemented in Montevideo. FMB allows locals to report incidents to the local ...

Participatory Budgeting - Various approaches in Slovakia

Jana ...


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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