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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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Regulating Referendums: An international survey of democracies

Matt Qvortrup  /  Westminster Foundation for ...

Commenting and voting phase of IOPD Award candidacies begins

IOPD members can now comment on and vote for innovative experiences in citizen ...

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We pursue the transparency of information and freedom of opinion. VotAndo comes with a neutral and without political party ...

Mataró’s WhatsApp

The City provides a direct channel of communication with citizens (besides the telephone assistance) through free mobile ...


At present IOPD membership is made up of cities of 102 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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