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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 call for the IOPD Award 2019 is now open!

13th edition of the IOPD Award"Best Practice in Citizen ...

Co-Designing the Future of the Participatory Budgeting Movement

The Participatory Budgeting Exchange: Summary of Outcomes & Next ...

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"Your home, our commitment"

This experience was recognized with a special mention in the 10th IOPD Award  "Best Practice in Citizen ...

Switzerland's Direct Democracy

Direct Democracy can be defined as a form or system of democracy giving citizens an extraodinary amount ...


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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