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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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The Redistribution of Representation through Participation: Participatory Budgeting in Chengdu and Delhi

Emilie Frenkiel and Stéphanie Tawa ...

The call for the 2020 IOPD Award is now open!

14th edition of the IOPD Award "Best Practice in Citizen ...

case studies

Activation protocol of empty spaces by Transversal Landscape (#EgiaMapa Project)

The #EgiaMapa project starts a participatory process based on the idea of urbanism meanwhile, in which reflects on public ...

Participatory Budgeting, Rural Public Services

This experience won the 8th IOPD Distinction "Best Practice in Citizen Participation" ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 100 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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