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The International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) is an international network open to all cities, organizations and research centers interested in learning about, exchanging and applying experiences of participatory democracy at the local level. [ + info ]

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Commenting and voting phase of IOPD Award candidacies begins

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

The 20th IOPD Conference has been postponed and is set to take place in 2021

The Coordination Committee of the IOPD agrees July dates are not ...

case studies

4th Edition of the Participatory Budget in Mar del Plata

Participatory budgeting is a process in which the neighbors decide how and where to invest part of public resources. This ...

The Sustainable Schools Project

The content of this case study has been written in English by the city that submitted the proposal. This project aims, ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 102 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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