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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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A conjoint experiment of how design features affect evaluations of participatory platforms

Henrik Serup ...

Call to join the jury of the 14th IOPD Award

Interested experts are invited to communicate their willingness to join the jury before 21st ...

case studies

Youth Participatory Budgeting

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

Free Labs for social participation

An initiative that seeks to combine political knowledge with the hacker culture to democratize and strengthen ...


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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