The call for the 2023 IOPD Award is now open!

Submit your proposals until May 31, 2023


The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) invites local and regional governments to submit their best practices in local democracy and co-creation for the 17th edition of the award "Best Practice in Citizen Participation." This award is delivered annually to recognize successful experiences and public policies on citizen participation, community engagement, democratic innovation, public deliberation, and open government.


The nominations will be evaluated by an expert jury and an open evaluation through the online platform Participate OIDP.


The deadline for proposal submissions is May 31, 2023. To complete your application, you must send the form in Word format and the attachments by email to in English, French, Spanish, or Portuguese.


This year's edition presents as a novelty the inclusion of categories to classify and evaluate the practices. Therefore, you will need to choose the category to nominate your practice: citizenship, decision, or deliberation.


We invite you to read the terms of the award before preparing your application.

If you have any questions, please send an email to