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
Finalists candidacies for the 11th IOPD Award
We are pleased to announce the names of the finalists candidacies for the 11th IOPD Award "Best Practice in Citizen’s Participation", which will be delivered on June 19 in the city of Montreal in the framework of the 17th IOPD Conference.
- Ampasy (Madagascar): Participatory Budgeting
- Austin (United States): “Conversation Corps"
- Cabildo de Tenerife (Spain): "Hey! Tenerife”
- La Paz (Bolivia): "Program neighbourhoods and communities of truth"
- Nanterre (France): "Permanent Agora"
- New Taipei (Taiwan): “Participatory Budgeting for Disabled Persons Employment Promotion in the Sanxia District"
- San Casciano Val di Pesa (Italy): "Community Mobility Network"
* This order is alphabetical
- 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)