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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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Handbook of Democratic Innovation and Governance

the Handbook of Democratic Innovation and Governance, co-edited by Stephen Elstub and Oliver ...

The IOPD at the WUF 10 - Cities of Opportunities: Connecting Culture and Innovation

The 10th edition of the World Urban Forum was held from 8-13th february in Abu Dhabi (United Arab Emirates), with the ...

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Conversation Corps

Using an accessible model that brings conversations to comfortable and convenient settings, volunteers facilitate dialogue ...

The deliberative budget. A pilot project for the city

This experience was presented as candidate for the IOPD Award for Best Practices in Citizen Participation 2015, and was ...


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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