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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 City Council of Madrid launches a permanent deliberative panel with citizens chosen by lot

In this panel called Citizen Observatory, a group of people chosen at random will approach and provide solutions to key ...

What happened when participatory budgeting came to the nordic countries?

8 Translation and Institutional Change: What Happened when Participatory Budgeting Came to the Nordic ...

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Por Mi Barrio (For my Borough – FMB)

For my Borough-FMB is a new initiative implemented in Montevideo. FMB allows locals to report incidents to the local ...

Single Suffrage Ballot for neighborhood centers

The implementation of the Single Ballot of Suffrage for the renewal of authorities of the Neighborhood Centers, was an ...


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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