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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 City of La Paz won the 11th IOPD Award

The Municipal Government of La Paz (Bolivia) has won the 11th IOPD Award "Best Practice in Citizen's ...

Montreal Final Declaration

Final Declaration of the 17th IOPD Conference "Participation without ...

case studies

Social and Community Development Plan of Trinitat Nova

Activities: Listing of projects currently in operation: 1. Information (Internal). 2. External ...


The Government Sessions Information System (e-cabinet) is a streaming-based tool that is used by the Government of ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 90 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.