IOPD Distinction Best Practice in Citizen Participation
The IOPD Distinction Best Practice in Citizen Participation seeks to recognize innovative experiences in the field of participatory democracy, coordinated by local governments, which may be susceptible to reply. Local government’s members of the IOPD can be submitted to this distinction, which is awarded annually as part of the Conference of the IOPD. An international jury is responsible for assessing applications and decides the winner.
11th Distinction - 2016
The deadline for submitting applications has ended, we would like to thank the municipalities that have submitted their candidature.
The finalists of this award will be announced on April 18, which will be presented at the 17th IOPD Conference that will take place from June 16 to 19 in Montreal, Canada.
- Nomination Period: until January 31 2017
- Validation of applications: Until February 15, 2017
- Jury Evaluation Period: February to April
- Communication of the finalists: April 18 2017
- Ceremony to deliver the Distinction and Publication of the Final Document, June 2017, during the 17th IOPD Conference to be held in Montreal (Quebec, Canada)
The winning cities in the previous editions were:
- 1st Distinction: 2006. Processes and mechanisms for the inclusion of indigenous women in local management. Participatory Budget. Cotacachi (Ecuador)
- 2nd Distinction: 2007. Digital Participatory Budgeting, Belo Horizonte (Brazil)
- 3rd Distinction: 2008. The Guarda-Chuva Programme: a model of risk management, Recife (Brazil)
- 4th Distinction: 2009. Community Neighborhood Improvement Program. Mexico City. (Mexico)
- 5th Distinction: 2010. Participatory Budgeting. Rosario (Argentina)
- 6th Distinction: 2012. Neighborhood Plans. Madrid (Spain)
- 7th Distinction: 2013. Neighborhoods and areas of priority intervention. Lisbon (Portugal)
- 8th Distinction: 2014. Participatory Budgeting, Rural Public Services. Chengdu (China)
- 9th Distinction: 2015. Open City Council. Quart de Poblet (Spain)
- 10th Distinction: 2016. Citizen Participation System. Canoas (Brazil)