Citizen Participation and Climate Action

19th IOPD conference



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.

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The call for the 2021 IOPD Award is now open

Submit your proposals via email until 30 April

On hold since March, participatory budgets are reactivated in Barcelona

This citizen participation process means anybody aged from 14 upwards and officially residing in the city can give their

UCLG Retreat & Campus takes place 15-22 February

The discussions that will take place during the week-long gathering will aim at showcasing how our communities are working


Guide to gender mainstreaming in participatory processes

Online course How to start a climate assembly

Course organized by People Powered in partnership with IOPD and other

IOPD 2020 Management Report