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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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The 20th IOPD Conference will be held in Cocody (Ivory Coast) 2020

Municipality of the Autonomous District of Abidjan, Cocody will organize the IOPD conference in july or august ...

Nariño wins the 13th IOPD Award

The Province of Nariño, in Colombia, has been awarded at the closing ceremony of the 19th IOPD Conference with the ...

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Highly Citizen Territory

Highly Citizen Territory aims to foster a dynamic of continuous improvement of democracy in the territory by enhancing ...

Devolution and citizen participation in Kenya

Kenya inciated devolution with the new Constitution of 2010 and created 47 county governments, five of them set up ...


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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