The Italian administrative elections in 2017 took place on Sunday, June 11, with a possible balloting on Sunday, June 25.  Elections took place in 1010 municipalities (785 belonging to regions with ordinary status and 225 to regions with special status) . In Trentino-Alto Adige and Valle d'Aosta
Cambodian communal elections, 2017
Communal elections were held in Cambodia on Sunday, 4 June 2017.
New cities and organizations adhering to IOPD in May 2017
9 local or regional governments and organizations have been accepted as new IOPD members in May 2017
Referendums in Swiss cantons on 21 May
Zurich voters support current foreign language approach
Nepal held its first local elections in 20 years
After two lost decades, Nepalis are finally getting ready to vote in local elections for 481 Village Councils, 246 Municipalities and 17 Metropolitan Cities. In the two-phased elections on 14 May and 14 June, nearly 14 million citizens will be casting their ballots for the first time under the new Constitution, for representatives in new local structures.
L'Aquila (Italy) will host the second edition of the Festival of participation from 6 to 9 July
The festival will be focused on the citizen participation as a condition and resource for a quality democracy.
North Rhine-Westphalia state election, 2017
The turnout was 65.17%, higher than the 2012 elections (59.6%).
West Bank 2017 municipal election
West Bank municipal election results revealed amid low turnout, party boycotts
Results of Chicago's 49th Ward Participatory Budgeting Initiative 2017 Announced
Ballots were cast by 2,911 ward residents
Schleswig-Holstein state election, 2017
State elections were held in Schleswig-Holstein on 7 May 2017
2017 United Kingdom Local Elections
The 2017 United Kingdom local elections were held on Thursday 4 May 2017. Local elections were held across Great Britain, with elections to 35 English local authorities and all councils in Scotland and Wales.
IOPD 11th Award Finalists
Finalist Cities to 11th IOPD Award "Best Practice in Citizen's Participation"
Finnish municipal elections, 2017
Municipal elections were held in Finland on Sunday, 9 April 2017. In the elections, municipal councillors and deputy councillors are elected for the next four-year term. The total number of councillors to be elected in the entire country is 8,999. The local councils' term of office will begin on 1 June 2017.
Six cities in the metropolitan area to use the decicim.barcelona software
Barcelona City Council has signed an agreement with the consortium of local administrations Localret, Barcelona Provincial Council and six metropolitan municipalities (L’Hospitalet de Llobregat, Terrassa, Sabadell, Badalona, Gavà and Sant Cugat del Vallès) to share the software for the participatory platform decidim.barcelona.
Candidacies submitted to the 11th IOPD Distinction
Having ended the deadline for submitting applications to the 11th Distinction "Best Practice in Citizen Participation" the Technical Secretary has received 48 candidatures coming from 25 different countries, overcoming the 36 of last edition and the 32 of the ninth.
Madrid inhabitants can decide which projects will be financed with the 100 million euros of the public budget 2018
The process to present projects to invest 100 millions euros in participative budget starts the 18th January.
Madrid starts a citizen consultation about pedestrianization of Gran Vía
From 13th to 19th February Madrid citizens will decide how to improve Gran Vía and make it more appealing to pedestrian.
The IODP has attended the Habitat 3 Conference
Habitat 3 was the United Nations Conference on housing and sustainable urban development held in Quito, Ecuador, from 17 to 20 October 2016. This summit saw the approval of the New Urban Agenda, which will provide the guidelines for gearing efforts towards the development of cities for an extensive range of players...
The IODP has attended the Bogota Summit of Local Leaders
The World Summit of Local and Regional Leaders was held in the Colombian capital from 12 to 15 October, bringing together mayors, councillors, municipal officials and members of civil society. The Chair of the IODP Denis Coderre, Mayor of Montreal, played an active part in various plenary sessions and at the UCLG's Assembly and World Council, championing the role of local governments as the players for international governance.