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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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The Valencia City Council submits a new regulation on citizen participation

The document aims to create "citizen spokespeople" in which neighbourhood associations, entities and social ...

Barcelona hosts the #Cities4Rights international conference

The event has been held to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human ...

case studies

System of Popular and Citizen Participation of Canoas - Brazil

This experience won the 10h IOPD Award ...

Participatory Budgeting in New York (2012-2013)

Participatory Bugetting in New York City (PBNYC), for Fiscal Year (2012-2013) is the largest pilot program of Participatory ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 95 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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