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The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) is a space open to all cities in the world and all associations, organizations and research centers interested in learning about, exchanging impressions and applying experiences of participatory democracy on a local scale with the aim of deepening the roots of democracy in municipal government. [ + info ]

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The IOPD participates in Moscow in a conference on participatory budgeting

Russia is experiencing a great boom in participatory budgeting experiences with the support of the Ministry of Finance and ...

The call for candidacies for the Presidency of the IOPD next 2019 is now open

Until the 12th November, local governments which are members of the IOPD can submit their application to be appointed the ...

case studies

Gavà Participates, Gavà Decides: Together We Make Neighborhood.

1- In Together We Make Neighborhood can participate: all residents over 16 years and the business owners, who even they do ...

The Kolokvo Project

In Kolokvo, citizens are the absolute star, they propose, they debate and finally, they score. It is a tool to improve ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 95 countries around the world.

IOPD receives two kinds of members. Local or regional governments that join IOPD are registered as associate members. On the other side universities, research centres and associations are welcomed as collaborating members.


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