IOPD: mapping Citizen Participation worldwide
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
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.
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.
The process to present projects to invest 100 millions euros in participative budget starts the 18th January.
From 13th to 19th February Madrid citizens will decide how to improve Gran Vía and make it more appealing to pedestrian.
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 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.
A delegation from the City of Montreal has come to the City of Barcelona in order to prepare the activities for the period 2016-2017.
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Article about Paris Participatory Budgeting in The Guardian
This member of the OIDP has received this award for its work in promoting participatory democracy.
The 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.
From 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.
Deadline for the submissions: 15 January 2013.
Is participatory budgeting good news for the cultural sector?
Fijis 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.