The Distinction "Best Practice in Citizen Participation" is an award given annually by the International Observatory on Participatory Democracy (IOPD) to recognize public policies implemented by local governments.
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Sign up to the platform using the same email address you use for IOPD.
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Once you are inside, you must fill in your personal profile as a representative of your institution/organisation.
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Submit your proposal until the 7th May 2018.
If you need help to translate it into any language, you must send your proposal to email@example.com before the 22th April 2018.
From the 8th to the 14th May 2018 we will evaluate the compliance with the requirements that are specified in section 3 of the terms and will reject those proposals that do not comply with them.
From the 15th to the 31st May 2018 it is your turn to comment and vote! IOPD members who have signed up to the digital platform will be able to comment the proposals and ask questions to the person who submits it. Each member will be able to vote for up to three proposals.
And then? A ranking with all proposals will be made and the 20 proposals which have more votes will move to the next stage. Should less than 40 proposals be submitted, only the ones which are among the 50% most voted will move to the next stage. If there should be several proposals with the same number of votes, the ones to move to the next stage will be decided by lot.
Have you made it to the fourth stage? Congratulations! Now you have to submit the full proposal filling in a new form with questions which are related to the evaluation criteria that the jury must follow.
Also, if you want you may submit complementary information in digital format to enhance your candidacy. You will have time to send the full proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org until the 15th July 2018.
The result of the prizes will be made public during the annual IOPD conference taking place from 25th to the 28th November 2018. On the other hand, jury comments will be sent to the candidacies that have made it to the fifth stage for the purpose of them to be used to improve the practices on participatory democracy.
Coordinator of the Committee on Social Inclusion, Participatory Democracy and Human Rights a UCLG
Professor of Political Science in the Universidade de Campinas in Sao Paulo, Brasil
Adviser for the Participation and Territory Department on the Barcelona City Council
Researcher and developer of the Participedia project
Assistant Professor at the Colorado State University, USA
Main researcher of the Centre for Democracy Studies at the Universität Zürich
Emeritus professor at the University College London
President of the Public Consultation Office of Montreal, Canada