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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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Comments and voting phase of the candidacies for the IOPD Award begins

IOPD members can comment and vote on innovative experiences in citizen ...

Can Local Participatory Programs Enhance Public Confidence : Insights from the Local Initiatives Support Program in Russia

Shulga, Ivan; Shilov, Lev; Sukhova, Anna; Pojarski, Peter ...

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Interinstitutional Space of Citizen Participation of the Historical Territory of Gipuzkoa

This experience aims to build a space for institutional exchange on citizen participation of the different municipalities of ...

Bogotá Abierta

Bogotá Abierta is the digital platform for open innovation and citizen participation where citizens contribute ideas ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 98 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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