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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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Legislature by Lot

by John Gastil and Erik Olin ...

Latin America and the Caribbean come together to protect the right of their citizens to participate in environmental decisions

On March 4, representatives of 24 countries in Latin America and the Caribbean approved the first binding agreement in the ...

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Swiss referendum, February 12, 2017

About 5.2 million Swiss citizens, including registered members of the Swiss Abroad community, were eligible to take part in ...

Management plan of aragonese cooperation for 2016/2019 development

The director plan of aragonese cooperation for development 2016/2019 consists in the elaboration of a main document through ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 91 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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