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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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Antwerp participatory budgeting

Citizen-led process stimulates solutions and influences ...

Participatory budgeting: next generation democracy

White Paper by the Participatory Budgeting Project (PBP): How innovative leaders are reaching more people, bridging ...

case studies

Participatory Gender Budget in Wenling of Zhejiang Province in China

This experience was presented as candidate for the 9th IOPD Award for Best Practices in Citizen Participation in ...

OSOIGO.COM where elected politicians answer your questions

100 politicians from 16 different political parties participate answering questions from citizens. In these seven months ...


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.