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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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Dutch municipal elections, 2018

Municipal elections were held in the Netherlands on 21 March ...

ALGA forms its first cohort of facilitators in participatory budget

Through the partnership signed between UCLG Africa, Enda Ecopop and IOPD Africa (the International Observatory for ...

case studies

Consell de Ciutat de Mollet del Vallès (Council of the City)

This experience was presented as candidate for the 9th IOPD Award for Best Practices in Citizen Participation in ...

Local innovations and initiatives in the management of conflicts and health risks in agro-pastoral zones: the SAREL and PASEL projects in the Dakoro, department in Niger

This article examines two projects concerned with livestock production in the Dakoro region of Niger. It highlights the ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 91 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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