The city that agrees to host the 24th IOPD Conference will also be appointed President of the IOPD for 2025 and Co-President in 2026.
The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) organises an international conference every year to discuss and reflect on the state of local and regional participatory democracy in the world. The IOPD Conference is organised by a local or regional government that holds the network's presidency and defines the event's main theme, according to their priorities in this area.
This international event brings together local, regional and national elected officials, facilitators, academics and political activists working towards a stronger, more diverse and inclusive democracy. The IOPD Conference consists of lectures, panel discussions around specific issues, parallel exchange sessions, and multiple parallel meetings between participants.
The host city commits to assume the costs of organising the IOPD Conference and to find the necessary partners for this purpose.
The IOPD Technical Secretariat is launching a call for cities interested in organising the 24th IOPD Conference in 2025. In 2023 the 22nd IOPD Conference will be hosted by the City of Rio de Janeiro in Brasil and the City of Valongo will host the 23rd Conference in 2024.
Nominations will be discussed at the IOPD General Assembly to be held on 8 November, 2023.
To submit your application, you must send an e-mail before 31 October to firstname.lastname@example.org with:
The following cities have organised the IOPD Conference since 2001: Barcelona, Quetzaltenango, Lille, Buenos Aires, San Sebastián-Donostia, Nanterre, La Paz, Reggio Emilia, Mexico City, Lleida, Porto Alegre, Cascais, Canoas, Madrid, Matola, Montreal, Barcelona, Iztapalapa, Cocody, Grenoble and Rio de Janeiro.