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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 IOPD took part in the UCLG World Council 2018

The General Secretary of the IOPD Fernando Pindado has participated in the UCLG World Council ...

Agenda for Local Democracy

The first version of the text is ...

case studies

Seattle Budget Simulation

The City of Seattle offers an online budget simulator in order that citizens can understand how it works the municipal ...

Petitions and citizens' initiative voting in Grenoble

An innovative device to allow Grenoble residents who want to change the municipal action to launch a petition whose object ...


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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