The OECD launch an online public consultation for its Recommendation of the Council on Open Government
To participate in the consultation please click here.
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In the continuity of its process of setting up the College of participatory budgeting, the African Local Governments Academy (ALGA) of UCLG Africa signed on June, 1st, 2017, a framework convention of cooperation with IOPD Africa and other african organizations.
The IOPD has collaborated in the publication of this book
The Municipal Government of La Paz (Bolivia) has won the 11th IOPD Award "Best Practice in Citizen's Participation" for its experience Neighborhoods and Communities of Truth Programs.
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
Federal voting of May 21 2017 in Switzerland
Vote results: Energy Law
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.
City of Vernon launches new engagement website, participatory budget for residents
New cities and organizations adhering to IOPD in April 2017
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.
IOPD: mapping Citizen Participation worldwide
The Barcelona City Council presents its proposal for a Regulation of Citizen Participation
World Forum for Democracy 2017: call for lab submissions
More than 212,000 people participate in the first citizen vote in Madrid
High participation has forced to delay votes scrutiny and the publication of results
“Single Transport Voucher” and “Madrid 100% sustainable” have been the two proposals widely approved by the people of Madrid
Project “Welcome Mother Nature” project to remodel Plaza España has beaten “Walk throug
New cities and organizations adhering to IOPD in February 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.
Statement on the detention of the mayors of Diyarbakir
Bachir Kanouté participates in the 6th World Human Rights Cities Forum 2016 in Gwangju, Republic of Korea
The Presidency and the Secretary General of the IOPD meet to coordinate the work period 2016-2017
17-06-2016A delegation from the City of Montreal has come to the City of Barcelona in order to prepare the activities for the period 2016-2017.
Release of the report on the consultation on reducing Montrealers dependence on fossil energies
The City of Montreal elected as the new president of the IOPD for the period 2016 -2017
10th Award Best Practice in Citizens Participation outcomes
New members attached to the IOPD in March 2016
Technical mission to prepare the 16th IOPD Conference
New members attached to the IOPD during 2015
Letter of welcome from the new General Secretary
A session on Participatory Budgeting was held at Africities Summit
Seattle Launches Citywide Youth PB
The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) takes a Leading Role in International Research Partnership on Participation and Democracy
Participatory Budgeting processes start in 6 US cities
The Mayor of Barcelona Ada Colau visit the UCLG and IOPD offices
Official presentation of the 16th International Observatory of Participatory Democracy Conference
New IODP members adhered in August
The municipality of Quart de Poblet wins the 9th IOPD Award
The city of Matola (Mozambique), elected as new presidency of the IOPD, and home of the 16th International Conference.
IOPD Internal Meeting
10-03-2015March 25 Madrid
Annual assessment of the IOPD
02-03-2015For IOPD members
Open the period to choose the chair of the IOPD in 2016
U.S. Public Participation Playbook Open Beta
Nominations submitted to the 9th IOPD Distinction
Call of jury for the 9th Distinction for Best Practice in Citizen Participation
15th IOPD Conference: Madrid 24 - 26 March, 2015
Parisians have their say on citys first 20m participatory budget
09-10-2014Article about Paris Participatory Budgeting in The Guardian
The IOPD Secretary- General meets with the Comptroller General of Mexico City
IOPD attends Participedia meeting
IOPD and Mercociudades have signed a collaboration agreement
The city of Chengdu, China, has won the 8th IOPD Distinction "Best Practice in Citizen Participation"
Ceremony 8th IOPD Distinction
Program 14th IOPD Conference
Participatory Budgeting Project Wins 1st Brown Democracy Medal from Penn State
23-04-2014This member of the OIDP has received this award for its work in promoting participatory democracy.
The period for the choice of the Presidency of the IOPD during 2015 is open
The IOPD present at the Kyoto Smart City Expo
31-03-2014The Commissioner for Public Participation and Associations of Barcelona City Council and Head of the Technical Secretariat of the OIDP Carles Agustí, spoke at the Smart City Expo held in Kyoto to introduced theOpen Government project of Barcelona and to explain the role of the International Observatory for Participatory Democracy.
CBM Rapport presentation in Phillipines
Comittee on Participatory budgeting in the City of VIC
Webpage about German PB now in English!
25-10-2013From current information, to FAQs, to the map of participatory budgeting (PB) in Germany you can now find everything worth knowing about PB and more in English by visiting www.buergerhaushalt.org/en. This new English platform presents procedures and methods used in PB both in Germany and worldwide. We are launching it to further advance the international dialogue on PB.
How Participatory Budgeting became normal practice on the NYC Council
San Francisco To Test Online Participatory Budgeting
Participatory Budgeting in NYC: Thinking Critically and Looking Forward
Vallejo (California) became the first U.S. municipality to fully adopt participatory budgeting.
Conference for E-democracy and Open Government - Call for papers
14-12-2012Deadline for the submissions: 15 January 2013.
Communities vote for culture - participatory budgeting in Great Britain
13-12-2012Is participatory budgeting good news for the cultural sector?
The Global Movement for Budget Transparency, Accountability, and Transparency (BTAP) has recently launched its website
Fiji: Participatory democracy in action a constitution of the people
12-11-2012Fijis Prime Minister Frank Bainimaramas plan to involve everyone in the formulation of Fijis fourth constitution has been translated into action. Consultations with political parties, non-governmental organisations and citizens are taking place all over Fiji to draft a new constitution by 2013.
The United Nations Democracy Fund invites civil society organizations to apply for funding for projects to advance and support democracy.