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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 stage to participate in the elaboration of the IOPD Agenda for the Local Democracy is now open

IOPD members can take part in it until mid ...

Political Activists as Free-Riders: Evidence from a Natural Field Experiment


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Open Municipality -

This experience was presented as candidate for the 9th IOPD Award for Best Practices in Citizen Participation in ...

Participatory Process of the Municipal Action Plan 2016-2019

Santa Coloma de Gramenet has developed a participatory process to involve citizens in the preparation of the 2016-2019 ...


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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