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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 IOPD participates in the 1st World Forum of Intermediary Cities

The city of Chefchaouen has hosted this summit, which aims to give visibility to the importance that cities of between ...

Recommendation of the Council of Europe's Committee of Ministers to member States on the participation of citizens in local public life

Council of ...

case studies

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 ...

Public Participation in Alberta's Municipalities

The Municipal Government Act (MGA) establishes a framework for local government that provides municipal councils ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 93 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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